"...Cheng turned in a performance that can only be described as breathtaking."
-- Stephen Brookes, The Washington Post
"...an invaluable new-music advocate and a preferred collaborator of composers like Pierre Boulez and Esa-Pekka Salonen. ...Ms. Cheng's program [was] characteristically adventurous and filled with meaningful interrelations..."
-- Steve Smith, The New York Times
"Her playing was illuminating and bursting with radiant sonorities. The audience was rapt and enthusiastic."
-- Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times
"Cheng's sense of poetry is infallible…"
-- William Dart, The New Zealand Herald
"Gloria Cheng's new release of works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Steven Stucky and Witold Lutoslawski is consistently exhilarating. It's not just that Ms. Cheng plays these daunting pieces with such commanding technique, color and imagination. She has brought together works that fascinatingly complement one another."
-- Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times
"Her illuminating concerts have made her a local treasure in California, both to younger composers and younger listeners. She plays with clarity and intelligence, exuding such assurance that it seems she and the composer have plotted each note together...and if reports from California are to be believed, she can talk about the music as zealously as she plays it."
-- Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"Gloria Cheng's performance [of Elliott Carter's Night Fantasies] at her recent Piano Spheres concert at Zipper hall reminded me of the music's wonders. ...Time has not reduced the terrors in the work, and the Cheng performance - broadly expressive, splendidly responsive to the work's title - was a matter of bravery beyond the call."
-- Alan Rich, Los Angeles Weekly
"Gloria Cheng's Piano Dance (Telarc) might easily have been just another glib concept album - 23 pieces explicitly based on dances - had she not gone to the effort of assembling a compelling recital of twentieth-century pieces and then playing them as if her life depended on it."
-- James M. Keller, The New Yorker