You don’t want to be a second Horowitz. You want to be a first Janis
This genial interpreter takes us away.... far, very far, in this mysterious universe, where music takes on its pure dimensions! If there is a pianist that merits being called a "magician", it is surely Byron Janis.
he has achieved a leval of excellence hardly excelled by Horowitz himself . Both men reached the summit of technical perfection. Janis has - in addition- his own kind of chiseled fire and dazzling command of every note he touches
Byron Janis plays Chopin with an interior quality that pierces the heart…blinding with truth for those who can see the invisible…A Chopin where you will be forever changed
—LeMonde de la Musique, December 1996
Truly a remarkable person, Mr. Janis pursues his passion through performing, composing and the advancement of music therapy
—Charles P Melone, Jr. M.D
.but the ovations accorded to Mr. Janis have surpassed those for the other American artists ... Mr.Janis virtually unknown here – achieved an even more stormy acclaim simply on the basis of technique and artistry.
—NYT, headline, Russians Acclaim Pianist Janis. Osgood Caruthers
He has achieved a level of excellence hardly excelled by Horowitz himself
He has been responsible for some of the most memorable pianism this reviewer has ever experienced.
— Chicago Tribune John Von Rhein