"Patricia McCarty's viola recital was an outstanding exhibition of string-playing of the highest American class---accurate intonation and a marvelous strength and variety of tone ... the potency of McCarty's performance was remarkable."
"The predominantly youthful audience of attentive listeners filling Kölner Philharmonie responded to the performance of Jarrett's Bridge of Light with frenetic applause. Patricia McCarty articulated the cantabile, expansive gestures of the solo part powerfully and with much detail."
"...a violist of the highest quality, whose impressive range and purity of tone, and fluid technique were coupled with acute musicality and pleasing stage presence."
MUSIC & MUSICIANS
"To hear such a violist is not an occurance of every day or every year. Only words were lacking for it to truly be poetry in music."
EL MERCANTIL VALENCIANO
"...a most excellent violist, she projected infectious enjoyment with total technical command, a big, warm, expressive tone, and perfectly poised changes of mood and character."
Edith Eisler, STRINGS
"[her] beautifully constructed, judiciously performed Weill Hall program...of exclusively American composers, made a truly exemplary impression."
Harris Goldsmith, NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW
"...a compelling, suave-toned soloist."
NEW YORK TIMES
"...a sensational instrumentalist, and a lively solo personality. The beauty of her tone, the oil-smooth technique, the centered yet volatile interpretive instinct sent the mind in search of comparison---Patricia McCarty plays the viola the way Marilyn Horne sings."
"McCarty's 1899 Brugère produced a dark tone with something analogous to the quality of a fine tawny port."
THE STRAD, January 2008