"superlative oboe playing ... Ryon's agility and expressive shaping of phrases always allowed the music to emerge in its freshest light."Donald Rosenberg, Akron Beacon Journal

""superb musician, with a wonderful sense of phrasing and a compelling tone quality..." Bruce Jones, Tampa Tribune

"The Telemann Concerto for Oboe d'Amore and Strings was performed in the Aula Magna where we heard the beautiful, penetrating and pure sound of oboist James Ryon who, with impressive technical display and the sweetness of his moving CANTABILE, proved to be an instrumentalist of the first order..." Angel Ignacio Rios, El Nacional de Caracas, Venezuela

"His playing features a beautiful legato line, a brilliant staccato and a lovely warm-hearted tone." Daniel Stolper, The Double Reed

"Matinas for Oboe and Strings was the high point of the CD...James Ryon, to whom the work was dedicated , was the excellent oboe soloist "Carlos Dantas, Tribuna de Imprensa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil