WHAT THE PRESS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT CELLIST WINONA ZELENKA:
"Their swords were their bows, and their victory was in forgetting about their individual status in their main jobs … and deliver a gorgeous, and intellectually stimulating program…Bérard, Li and Zelenka carved into [Beethoven’s Trio Op. 9, No. 2] with glee, coming up with a full-blooded reading that never rode roughshod over quiet passages."
John Terauds, The Toronto Star, January 2009
(Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin) "Her account of the famous cello prologue and epilogue in the andante movement was ravishing and deserved its special ovation."
Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail, May 2008
(William Tell Overture, conducted by Peter Oundjian) "Some of the most beautiful singing … came from the cello of Winona Zelenka. Her opening solo in the Rossini was breathtaking – floating with effortless musicality yet free of display or garishness."
Tamara Bernstein, The National Post, October 2004
(William Tell Overture, conducted by Peter Oundjian)
"….a good William Tell Overture - memorable mainly for the superbly played solo in the second part by … Winona Zelenka"
Ken Winters, The Globe and Mail, September 2004