“[Tropical Sabbath] appears to capture the challenge of bringing darkness to the tropics. A very interesting challenge.” – Jonathan Middleton, Eastern Washington University

“I find myself leaving [Guthrie’s String Quartet no. 1] humming the melody.” – David Bridges, CUNY Graduate Center

“It is.. personally gratifying to see the continued influence of the incredible natural environment of the Pacific NW on [his] creative work.” – John Haek, Marylhurst University

“Liszt was a superstar composer-pianist of the 19th century; a superstar composer-pianist of the future is Ian Guthrie.” – Robert McBride, All Classical Portland

“Ian Guthrie’s song entitled Song of the [W]ood, written to a text translated by Renzo Montagnoli was sung by our Nicole Foley. I found it fascinating with its rich accompaniment and haunting alternation between major and minor[.]” – Ronald Beckett, Arcady Composer-in-Residence