“Particularly notable was Benjamin Fingland, the clarinetist… his precision and energy in these demanding scores never flagged.” -The New York Times
“Most notable of all, though, is Meyer’s bravura playing…..is by turns fierce and lyrical.” -The Strad
“It was the Three Pieces by Amanda Harberg, performed with the composer at the piano, that left a vivid impression with their infectious capriciousness.” – The Strad
Click here to read an article in The New York Sun that features Piaclava.
“Jessica Meyer is a wonderful teaching artist – she has worked at our school for 10 years and has developed a relationship with all the students. It is amazing what she accomplishes with young children. In our composition residency (Kindergarten through Second Grades), she composes music with the children to accompany a book that is part of their curriculum. During the class, the children discuss with Ms. Meyer how the music should sound and decide what dynamics, tempo and instruments to use. They then hum to her their ideas and she transforms it into musical notation. As a culminating activity, the children performed their piece with the Piaclava Trio. The smiles on their faces were priceless. The children were spellbound and did not make a sound. Their applause at the end exhibited their appreciation of both the music and their favorite artist. I sincerely want to thank Ms. Meyer for bringing the love of music to our children and giving them an experience they will forever remember.”
Jeanette Spano, 1st grade teacher, PS 153Q, Maspeth, NY