“James Lent is a brilliant pianist!” - Diane Howe, Orange County Performing Arts Center

“Lent’s technical abilities were tailor made for challenging [work]. He [relishes] every tone cluster and digital extremity, finding the exuberance as well as mystery in music”.

- Donald Rosenberg, Plain Dealer Music Critic -


“James Lent’s performance of Rhapsody in Blue with the Shanghai Philharmonic was stylishly original, full of passion and personality.”

- Beijing Music Weekly -


“James Lent easily captivated Wednesday’s Washoe County Community Concert audience at the pioneer. It’s impossible to resist youth it seems, especially when it comes wrapped in such a blazingly talented package . . . The program’s first half was all Chopin and it set the tone for an evening of superbly played piano music that harkened back to the heyday of matinee idol concertizing a la Franz Lizst. Lent not only plays well, he memorizes with his artistry, he enchants with his showmanship.”