“Not unlike the material being released by the likes of John Tesh or Yanni, this piano-based composer’s music has a soothing quality which seems to indicate that Clapp could have a strong future in film scoring if his recording career doesn’t take off. This (‘Heart of a Child’) is a thoughtful collection of keyboard mood music which paints some provocative soundscapes as it often manages to seduce the listener with its calming presence. This is a talented composer with a potentially bright future ahead of him.”

—Music Connection

“Handsome young genius is an award-winning artist, who makes all Arizonans proud…Sunday’s response was sensationally expressed. They loved Larry Clapp—his playing, his interpretation, his selection of composers. It was an elegant afternoon.”

—Wickenburg Sun

“One of the Valley’s most promising pianists, Clapp can boast of at least one earlier local triumph, a concert at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Two years ago, the pianist played the first live concert at the Chandler Center, a recital that inaugurated the performing-arts venue and introduced the center’s new Steinway piano. The concert grand was acquired for the center during a trip to New York that Clapp and the center’s director, James Baudoin, undertook to select the instrument. Larry Clapp has been on the threshold of a major musical career for some time and Caio Pagano, his teacher at ASU, said that he cannot remember when he has had a more talented performer.”

—The Arizona Republic

“I find the American pianist, Larry Clapp, to be a superior player with powerful technical equipment. There is a great deal of satisfying lyricism and drive in his performances. I am pleased to recommend him.”

—Robert Hamilton, pianist, Professor of Piano
Chairman, Performance Divsion, Arizona State University

“Larry Clapp is an outstanding young talent. The one word I would use to describe his playing is strong, meant in the best sense of that word. His technique is huge and his sound is enormous; he cuts through even the most demanding scores with all the aplomb of a seasoned veteran. His has a big temperament and flair, a disciplined intellectual grasp, and a fine mastery of the more subtle aspects of his art. He is a fine young man in every respect; I recommend him enthusiastically and with no reservation whatsoever.”

—Dr. Robert Roux, Chairperson, Piano Department,
Sheperd School of Music, Rice University

“Mr. Larry Clapp is a brilliant pianist and I am most pleased to endorse his career in every way. Aside from a brilliant technique, he elicits a remarkable understanding of the music he performs. His personality is charming, and I feel at this time he should embark on the performing career to which he was destined.”

—Ozan Marsh, President, The Pianists Foundation of America