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"A mix of old and new from savvy pianist..."

“One of the canniest things a performer can do in their programming is to set living composers into dialogue with those of the past…eclectic, deeply personal program”

Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle


“…utterly satisfying”

Alden Jenks,  Contemporary Classical Music

“…performed with gusto”

“Particularly memorable was a quietly virtuosic and mesmerizing performance of The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942) by Hadley McCarroll, in which she both sang the folksong-like vocal line and played the contrasting piano part”

Sidney Chen, New Music USA


“…caught the composer’s humor and joy…”

Terry McNeill, Classical Sonoma


“mezzo-soprano Maya Lahyani and Hadley McCarroll at the piano glow iridescently in their rendering of pieces of Handel, Vivaldi and Richard Strauss, imbuing them with exquisite feeling.”

-Aimee Tsao, DanceTabs

“Hadley McCarroll – breathtaking, and joyful.“

Michael McDonagh, Sequenza21


“Bernstein’s cool/hot dynamic….especially by pianist Hadley McCarroll, impressed.”

Lou Fancher, SF Mercury News

“…McCarroll’s sparkling rendition of Chopin’s piano Ballade No. 1…brought welcome effervescence to the night.”

Claudia Bauer, SF Gate

“…spirited and absorbing pianist”

Cristina Schreit, SF Classical Voice


“…lively and pensive”


“Hadley McCarroll’s tender solo…cast a spell”

Lou Fancher, SF Classical Voice

Many of Hadley's performances can be heard on


Centaur Records

Rastascan Records

Navona Records

Not Two Records

Albany Records

Hadley has performed many world premieres, and enjoys relationships with living composers, including pianist and musicologist Robert Greenberg, whose humorous "Lemurs are Afraid of Fools" was written for her and duo-partner cellist Monica Scott. Listen to it here!

Listen to Hadley playing Erik Ulman's Bacchanale with sfSound!

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