On COULOIR's award winning recording MAXWELL, MUHLY & COULOIR (Winner of the "2016 Artist of the Year" at the Western Canadian Music Awards)
"…exquisite melting pot of sounds and colour…arching luminosity." 4 Stars ~ Winnipeg Free Press (Cad)
"…the soundtrack to a very involved magical dream…"~ Babysue.com (USA)
"The Canadian Duo COULOIR invites the listener on one interesting journey through a charming and often mysterious sound world. The musician’s playing is as outstanding as the recorded sound." 4 Stars ~ Pizzicato Magazine (Germany)
"...music's new rare pair..."
The Georgia Straight
“…the body language of (cellist) Barnes and harpist Heidi Krutzen drew the assemblage into their shared artistic vision so convincingly… many welcome moments of emotional/intellectual bliss.”
"....Only virtuosi dare attempt this [Valeri Kikta - Sonata] - at times rhapsodic, frequently introspective - set of theme and variations. It would be hard to imagine a more deeply felt. satisfying result."
JWR International Directory of Fine Arts and Film [Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival]
“The musicians [Couloir ~ Ariel Barnes cello Heidi Krutzen harp] are skillful, deeply connected to the moment of creation both with their own instruments and each other”
The Minnedosa Tribune