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"one of the very finest recorder performers in the world, and one of the most deeply musical artists I've ever known - Valerie Horst (director emeritae Amherst Early Music / president Early Music America)    read more

 

"stunning"..."sizzlingly virtuosic" - The New York Times

 

"a magician" - Daan Manneke (Dutch composer)       read more

 

"truly a benchmark of what the recorder can be." - American Recorder     read more

 

"Geert Van Gele is one of the best-kept secrets of the Belgian music scene" - Paul Lambrechts (Senior advisor for Arts and Culture to the City of Maastricht, the Netherlands)    read more

 

"Geert, for me, is synonomous with a new musical generation ... he experiences no boundaries between the genres, but approaches them all with an open mind, and brings this openness to his listeners. This ability makes him an especially exciting musician, and a groundbreaking one" - Herman Baeten, Director Musica    read more

 

"It is clear that Geert Van Gele has earned his place among the top early musicians in the Flemish Early Music scene, and is highly appreciated by his colleagues." - Francis Maes, Artistic Director Flanders' Festival - Brussels and Ghent    read more

 

 "A Belgian recorder phenomenon" - Enschede Dagblad (Netherlands)

 

 "Duo Van Gele - Penson concertize on the highest level" - De Standaard (Belgium)

 

"The height of what can be attained with a solo recorder could be heard in the virtuosic playing of Geert Van Gele." - Oldenzaal daily paper (Netherlands)

 

 "An astonishing and beautiful approach to Bach's cello suites... This interpretation isn't a stereotype, but groundbreaking. Authentic!" - JanPieter Biesemans (Belgian composer)