"[Catherine Marie Charlton is] a caring, goal-oriented, fascinating individual. Catherine's success, both as an engineer and as a pianist, stems from dedication and hard work.... Catherine's parents...have instilled in her the self-confidence and self-respect to know that she can accomplish whatever she puts her mind to."
Oct 20, 1994
— Jamie Neidig
The Top Ten College Winners 1994
"Meet the winners of Glamour's Top Ten College Women Competition. They have trained for the Olympics, written for the nightly news, worked alongside Mother Teresa--and more. ...An engineering major who has worked for NASA, [Catherine Marie Charlton] always loved playing the piano, but it wasn't until she heard pianist George Winston perform that her composing career really took off. 'I played for 17 hours the next weekend, and I've been composing ever since,' says Charlton. ...Charlton, who has been a Girl Scout for 15 years, hope one day to combine her engineering and musical talents for a career in concert-hall design or piano manufacturing. Meanwhile, she's saving for a Steinway...."
Oct 1, 1994
— GLAMOUR Magazine
Glamour Magazine Recognizes Cornellian for Accomplishments
"One of the publication's 'Top Ten College Women,' a designation that recognizes academic excellence, leadership, and unique and inspiring goals, Charlton was chosen from among a pool of over 1,000 applicants nationwide. ...'I have never not liked anything I've done...I have a real penchant for learning. I always get extremely involved in what I'm doing at the moment. ...My music is based on my emotions and experiences. Any one piece is played differently from day to day,' [Charlton] said."
Sep 29, 1994
— The Cornell Daily Sun
CU Student a Winner in Glamour
Sep 29, 1994
— Cornell Chronicle
Glamour Gal: local woman picked by mag
"Every once in a while someone stands on the college landscape with such presence that she garners the laurels of a generation...one of these women...is [Catherine Marie Charlton]...."
Sep 27, 1994
— C-Ville Weekly, Charlottesville VA
Local High School Graduate among Glamour's Top 10 College Women
"...The award meant that Charlton was able to meet a number of famous people, including her musical inspiration, pianist George Winston, as well as Conan O'Brien, a late-night talk show host...."
Sep 23, 1994
— The Daily Progress, Charlottesville VA
Glamour recognizes CU student's talents
"There's no doubt I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, including excelling in two seemingly unrelated fields,' Charlton said. ...Charlton recently made her international debut as a pianist in Hamburg Germany, and has given 11 musical performances in the last year alone. She has also interned in aerodynamic research...conducting water-tunnel experiments and programming for an F-15 simulator. Last summer, she interned as a product supply engineer...."
Sep 15, 1994
— The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca NY
Cornell student named in GLAMOUR magazine's top ten women
Sep 1, 1994
— Cornell Engineering News
"Three Laureates have been selected in the 13th year of Tau Beta Pi's annual program to recognize gifted engineering students who have excelled in areas beyond their technical majors. ...Compositions, concerts, and acoustics are concerns of Catherine M. Charlton, Tau Beta Pi Laureate in the Arts for 1994. ...she has made it a goal to premiere a new composition each recital.... Peripheral to her classical and improvisational piano appearances has been an interest in the interpretation of music through choreography, poetry, and drama. Earlier, she was a member of a summer swim team and enjoyed synchronized swimming, was a four-time winner during national history day with her individual dramatic performances of historical personalities, was a winner in forensic competitions, and was praised for her poetry...."
"I'm a huge fan. Catherine's music touches people, including myself, so deeply; I've seen it bring some to tears. Combine that level of musicianship with the stellar arrangements and production quality heard on Maiden's Voyage and you get musical magic."
— Phil Nicolo
Grammy winning engineer/producer
"Catherine is a great pianist, composer, and improviser."
— George Winston, pianist
"Every now and then an artist emerges with the power to define a genre. Composer/pianist Catherine Marie Charlton has the genius, sensitivity and strength to fuse contemporary jazz improvisation with classical styling in a way that stops you in your tracks. She is a star in ascension."
— James Reilly, Chairman
The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music
"Intricate, unexpected, and rich ...watching her play is like watching a painting come alive."
"It takes an ultra-special solo piano release to ignite the kind of fire in my reviewer's soul that I felt when I first played River Flow - Sanctuary, and after five or so playings my enthusiasm for the album has not diminished one bit." Rating: Excellent
"Trying to imagine how many years of practice and discipline it would take to elevate one's art to this level of playing. Loving it..."
— Arun Shenoy GRAMMY® Award nominated record producer
"At the top of my head I can think that only Mozart or Duke Ellington could achieve something as meaningful as this. ...The music has a timelessness to it, floating in the air or indeed a river in this case." Recommended
"In River Flow we encounter MUSIC: a piano that radiates freedom with no ties ...music that is truly alive with depth of feeling, care, passion, and warmth..."(translated by Anabella Salas) Puntuación: 5/5