Mr. Evans' performance was warmly sympathetic ... (Studies from a Rainbow).... Mozart Variations were given with a nice sense of their alternatively perky and poker-faced humour ... The playing was tasteful and musicianly. (Chopin)... Beethoven Sonata opus 111 was performed with honesty and integrity.
Bryce Morrison, music critic - Daily Telegraph
Tippett's 2nd Sonata emerged with a strong sense of direction and clear-cut contrasts of liquid and percussive sonority. Joan Chissell, music critic - The Sunday Times
In the one movement Prokofiev Sonata, he managed to project all the musical argument with a fine, sweeping delivery. Merion Bowen, music critic - The Guardian
... a finely rounded tone amid all the rapid and angular activity (Prokofiev Sonata).... Chopin Ballade was commandingly played ... Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition demonstrated an excellent technique and a particularly big tone in Baba-Yaga and Gates of Kiev .. Liszt's Waldesrauschen received a sizzling performance. Max Harrison, music critic - Music and Musicians
... a highly expressive performance - in every sense a glowing account. (Winters: 'Studies from a Rainbow' commissioned by Clifford Evans with funds provided by the Eastern Arts Association).
Mervyn Capel, music critic - Music and Musicians
Technical panache, awesome technical resource....Firm in architecture with all Beethoven's magnificent imitation, pointed with scholarly firmness. (Beethoven Sonata, Les Adieux) awesome technical resource ... formidable technique, used as it should be as part of interpretive sensibility. Barry Grayson, music critic - Birmingham Post
Technical flamboyance and fire (Beethoven)....Variety of moods and textures - captivating. (Chopin)
Mary Daniels, music critic - Birmingham Evening Mail
Beethoven's Sonata opus 111 vividly illustrated the artist's individuality and musical sense, stated in clear and uncompromising terms. Cantoris, music critic - East Anglian Daily Times
lightness and delicacy .... meticulous phrasing. (Mozart) Mr. Evans sympathetically explored the pathos ... excellent technique (Beethoven) rich tone colour, intense, masterly, almost theatrical portrayal. (Mephisto Waltz - Liszt). Linda Alexander, music critic - Ipswich Evening Star
It is impossible to praise too highly the artistry of the soloist Clifford Evans.
Patrick Enfield, music critic - Ipswich Evening Star
Great technical skill combined with tremendous depth of feeling (Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition) The crown of the concert was the Liszt Mephisto Waltz - a stunning reading of the virtuoso showpiece, full of drama and power. Andrew Cooper, music critic - West Midlands Press
Complete mastery of the instrument - a pianist and musician of formidable talent. music critic - East Essex Gazette
A most masterly, yet sensitive account. (Beethoven's Concerto no. 1) music critic - Lowestoft Journal
In quieter passages there was always a touch of temperament in the elegance; and at the climaxes, in the middle or lower ranges, the tone was satisfyingly warm and sustained. (Chopin)
Christopher Smith, music critic - Eastern Evening News