"....he is one of the most talented and accomplished young conductors I have encountered..."
" (he is)..a sensitive and conscientious musician with great theoretical and practical knowledge, a highly talented conductor with a solid and precise stick technique and with vast knowledge about the orchestra ..sensitive to sound colours, textures and individual orchestral parts; he has a first-rate memory and an excellent ear"
Professor Boguslaw Madey
"..above all, under the baton of the young Polish-trained Canadian conductor Michael Newnham, the music of Cimarosa bubbles over with life and temperament, the whole time riveting the listener's attention. Under that baton the Warsaw Chamber Orchestra plays splendidly, large ensemble scenes come off with precision and finesse, and the ... soloists play their roles with verve and winsome naturalness.."
Jozef Kanski, 'Ruch Muzyczny'
"The concert closed with Mussorgski's 'Pictures at an Exhibition', an extremely challenging piece, that gave the orchestra an opportunity to demonstrate how far it has come in recent years....the orchestra was in excellent form, well-rehearsed and confident, following Maestro Michael Newnham's every nuance. This was a spectacular ending to an excellent season."
Timothy McGee, 'Peterborough Examiner'
"Newnham has breathed new life and energy into the orchestra and the audience recognized this, applauding at unexpected places, and giving a standing ovation with the final notes of the symphony.
The qualities which Newnham possesses were evident throughout the evening: the depth of his musical sense, his masterful control of tempos, phrasing, dynamics and a conducting style that communicates fully to the players."
Barb Scott, 'Peterborough Examiner'
"Michael Newnham confirmed what one well-known critic, Jozef Kanski, wrote about him in the leading Polish music publication, 'Ruch Muzyczny': "Under the baton of the young Polish-trained Canadian conductor music bubbles over with life and temperament". It seems that Michael Newnham is at the threshold of a great musical career."
Jerzy Wronski, 'Dziennik'