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"One of the remarkable aspects of this performer is his ability to move so smoothly from witty raconteur to consummate musician. When Budginas is playing the piano, he is completely involved – intense, precise, flamboyant – everything one expects from an Eastern European pianist trained at the Moscow Conservatory."Graham Dixon, Ph.D, Midland Report Telegram, TX
"Classical pianist Rudolf Budginas brings a huge dose of fun. An accomplished performer and musician, he's also somewhat of a comedian along the lines of Victor Borge. With a flare and contemporary sensibility, he can beautifully translate music that is hundreds of years old for a modern audience"Idaho Statesman, Boise, ID
"I heard rumors of a young Lithuanian piano virtuoso who had was said to be tall, good-looking, and fiercely gifted. The rumors are true: We have a real star-quality pianist in our midst, and his name is Rudolf Budginas."James Cushing, San Luis Obispo Tribune
"Keeping aloft the spirit of Beethoven, Rudolf Budginas offered soulfulness."The Los Angeles Times
"'I want to keep my audience always guessing what will come next' and this Budginas certainly did. To utter the words Beethoven and Bongos may give you some idea of what it was all about - or maybe not – you had to have been there. His straight performances proved here was a genuine classical musical talent who enjoys his music, and asks why can't music lovers have fun? His 'Hungarian Rhapsody' is jaw-dropping. Along with a variety of works, the highlight of the concert included audience participation with members of the audience involved in Bizet's 'Carmen' a la Budginas… which turned out to be uproariously humorous."Tom Steel, Gloucester Gazette Journal, VA
"Budginas blends humor, historical anecdotes and music into a multi-musical experience."Tony Sauro, The Stockton Record

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Gloucester Gazette Journal, VA

'I want to keep my audience always guessing what will come next' and this Budginas certainly did. To utter the words Beethoven and Bongos may give you some idea of what it was all about - or maybe not – you had to have been there. His straight performances proved here was a genuine classical musical talent who enjoys his music, and asks why can't music lovers have fun? His 'Hungarian Rhapsody' is jaw-dropping. Along with a variety of works, the highlight of the concert included audience participation with members of the audience involved in Bizet's 'Carmen' a la Budginas… which turned out to be uproariously humorous.
Tom Steel
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