John Walz possesses not only musicianship; he also possesses showmanship. He plays the cello with a… flair that is hard to match, and that remains his legacy when the concert is over….
Walz imposes his presence. There is something romantic about him…. He has a fine lyrical sense, balancing shading with warmth. And he has a fine dramatic sense, marking contrast and dynamic changes with a skill that shows a knowledge of the piece’s structure.
Jean-Pierre Barricelli, Press Enterprise
…the pianist Edith Orloff, the cellist John Walz… play with warmth, expertise and unanimity.
Tim Page, New York Times
His radiant, full tone and flawless technique were matched by an extraordinary degree of expressivity. [Walz] savored every note and every phrase, but his playing never lost its momentum and sense of purpose.
Terry McQuilkin, Los Angeles Times