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“He didn‘t merely perform a rhapsodic program of Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt; he attacked it, displaying confidence, a deep understanding of the repertoire and a relaxed demeanor that helped focus attention on the music and enabled him to play incredibly difficult pieces.“   - Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt at College of Charleston‘s Piano Series, THE POST AND COURIER, October 1, 2014

“Mr. Dank played brilliantly, giving a muscular and virtuosic performance that highlighted the varied sonic palette of the piece, with its Brahmsian sweep, fiendish octaves and serial techniques.“   - Ursula Oppen‘s 70th Birthday Celebration at Symphony Space, THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 2014

“Dank offered a confident and rich performance. The complex, yet flowing lines were interspersed with robust tutti sections, aggressive punctuations giving way to deft, elegant ornaments, earning spontaneous applause from the audience...“   - Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 w/ Kansas City Symphony, KANSAS CITY STAR, November 30, 2013

“It was charming to see this couple on the verge of matrimony playing these sweet, wistful and charming waltzes with such sensitivity and taste.“   - Duo recital w/ Kate Lee, Le Poisson Rouge, THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 4, 2013

“... bringing out all manner of subtle effects never heard in the orchestral version. Even the brutality was more brutal, as the sudden sforzandos and dissonances stood out more than they do in the orchestral version.“   - Duo recital w/ Kate Lee, Portland Ovations, PORTLAND PRESS HERALD, November 2, 2012