Vancouver Sun "One-Year Countdown Celebration," by Joshua Kloke, Vancouver Sun February 13, 2009
“Adrian Anantawan, an Ontario-born and world renowned violinist provided an ample serving of classical music for the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The celebrated violinist showed the crowd why he has been welcomed by both a Pope and the White House alike. Aided by Vancouver's own Linda Lee Thomas on piano, Anantawan brought comedic and tragic melodies out of his violin. How one man could bring an entire stage to life was beyond the audience. Their gratitude was echoed by one member of the crowd who stated simply but vocally: 'Wow'”
Globe and Mail, Vancouver, "Drum Roll" by Fiona Morrow, February 13, 2009
“The One Year Countdown concert opened with a bang… The room was equally rapt in the presence of virtuoso violinist Adrian Anantawan, the only complaint one might generate from his exquisite recital was that it was far too short.”
24 Hours Vancouver "2010 Countdown concert tastefully understated," by Sarah Rowland
“The most inspirational performance of the evening came courtesy of Adrian Anantawan. You would never guess from listening to him shred on the violin that this Terry Fox Hall of Famer only has one hand – impressive to say the least.”
TV Guide "Editor's Pick of the Week," by Denette Wilford, April 30, 2008
“When you hear him play… it literally gives you goosebumps. His hand may be artificial, but his talent is very, very real. Anantawan has become one of the rising classical violinists of his generation. His physical obstacles are quickly and easily forgotten as his love, passion and absolutely beautiful and chilling skills envelop you and you soon become lost in the music. The tale of the soft-spoken Anantawan will leave you in awe, and fill you with hope, which is exactly how you expect to feel when you’ve been touched by greatness.”
Peter Dobrin, Music Critic, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The hand is artifice: the talent quite real”
Globe and Mail, "A Young Man with a Big Dream," by Jan Wong “Unlike other violinists, who bow with wrist and elbow, he bowed with his shoulder. But you soon forgot as he played Bach’s soulful "Sonata No.1 in G minor."
La Presse, by Claude Gingras, April 8, 2008
"It is hard to assess such achievement objectively. Would a blindfolded critic note Anantawan's simple legato style in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4? Or does the ear follow the evidence of the eyes and produce the audio evidence? This was a fresh and appealing performance, with plenty of dynamic variety. His cadenzas had spirit and the tempos were nicely judged."
The Montreal Gazette, by Arthur Kaptainis Wednesday, April 08, 2008
"The young Canadian violinist Adrian Anantawan, disabled of the right hand has a lot of merit because Mozart's writing does not forgive…it is sincere and moving."