Selected Press Notices

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: “Bravo for... his display of virtuoso and musical playing. [Michael Unger] will be a performer of note for many years to come!"
Organ Canada, July 2010

Review of Final Rround of 2009 Schnitger International Organ Competition (Alkmaar, the Netheralnds): “All three [finalists] respond with individual musicality to the challenge of the final round, but there’s a clear winner of this round, whose interpretation, technical ability and strength of communication are unequivocal. Canadian Michael Unger delivers by far the most convincing performance of the evening and wins [2nd prize and] the audience prize."
Choir and Organ Magazine, September/October 2009

Palm Beach, Florida, USA: “[Michael Unger] proved to be a marvelous player, with fleet fingers and feet, a willingness to apply wide dynamic range in the sanctuary, and a strong, puckish sense of programming."
Palm Beach Artspaper, November 2008


Reviews of Universe of Poetry (Pro Organo)

“Michael Unger, a former prize-winner at both the AGO and Alkmaar competitions, provides highly intelligent performances of the wide variety of repertoire on his disc. His versatility is matched by a new organ of supreme quality."
Choir and Organ Magazine, July/August 2010

“In the entire program, Unger demonstrates his complete command and sensitivity."
The American Record Guide, July/August 2010


Reviews of Michael Unger: Organ Recital (Naxos)

“The recital program is a nice collection of pieces, well related to each other... As one would expect of such a prize winner, the performance is stellar."
The Tracker, Spring 2010

“Unger exploits the organ’s potential for colouristic effect and presents Messiaen with unreserved energy and brightness."
The WholeNote Magazine, January 2010