"In the moment, beautiful"–Kate Coleman, Herald Mail
“A beautiful player, so expressive and musical”–John Feeley, guitarist
“A great musician, beautiful tone, a joy to work with”—Marcelo Berestovoy, guitarist

"Candice is one of the most beautiful players I know–her exquisite tone makes me reach higher."–Michael DeLalla, guitarist & producer Falling Mountain Music

"Your playing is really beautiful with that sort of fluidity that makes what you play seem easy."–Columbia Heights House Concerts

"Rosina and Bartolo both sing arias in the music lesson scene, while Almaviva sings two serenades in the first act, one of them accompanied by guitar, played here with admirable flexibility and character by Candice Mowbray." –Charles T. Downey, Washington National Review

"Thanks to you for a wonderful concert and a new listening experience. There were many comments on the beauty and peacefulness that the music provided for the audience. Several people commented on how [enjoyable] it was to watch your fingers which added another level of beauty."–Cora Gamelin-Osenbach, Director of Music, Trinity Episcopal

"Candice Mowbray plays in a sensitive cantabile style and she presented a thoughtfully crafted program of mostly late 20th century and contemporary lyrical guitar pieces offset by a legendary composition by Fernando Sor...It was an enriching, moving and enchanting experience"–Marlow Serenades Concert patron

Photo by Kris Thornton

Reviews of the CD, Reverie 


"What a revelation this album is! It's definitely one of my favorites of the year" –Blair Jackson, Classical Guitar Magazine

"It is so beautiful! Your selection of pieces is refreshing and tasteful, you want to hear it over and over...a beautiful CD!"–Berta Rojas, guitarist

"What a pleasure to discover this morning this new album from Maryland: Rêverie by guitarist Candice Mowbray including some of my pièces, "Vals for Atom," "Chanson Trilce," (Productions et d'oz) and "Les Échelles du Levant" (Henry Lemoine)...congratulations Candice, with my [warmest] recommendations."–Laurent Boutros, composer and guitarist


"I just listened to [Rêverie]! To say that it is good is an understatement...This is a labor of love that spares no effort and delivers a wonderful variety of repertoire at the highest level. One of the best things is just wondering what will happen next. Emotion, precision, nuance, passion, it's all there in spades. Bravo!"–Tobias Hurwitz, guitarist

"I just have to tell you what a joy it is to listen to your latest CD, Reverie. The quality of the production is outstanding and it truly captures not only your brilliant technique, but the innuendoes and subtleties of interpretation that make your live performances so outstanding. What a gift you have - and how lucky are we with whom you have chosen to share that gift."–Harry Grandinett, novelist

"There is a free and easy quality to [Rêverie] that is very expressive and well suits the music." –Mike Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Guitar Studio

"Wonderful playing!" –Rick Whitehead, jazz guitarist

Comments about Lectures and Workshops 


"Thank you for a marvelous presentation last evening. You gave a talk that illuminated the genre."

–Michael Jonnes, Executive Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra


“Enthusiastic and insightful”

–Julia Crowe, Classical Guitar Magazine


"Thank you so much for being such an integral part of our festival. Your presentation was fantastic and one of my students...said that he wants to play some of the music that you shared with us... mission accomplished! Your passion is contagious!” 

–Dr. Kevin Vigil, Loudoun County Public Schools

“Guitarist Candice Mowbray not only contributed a fantastic solo performance, but also gave an insightful lecture”

–Steve Siegel, The Morning Call

Selected Press


The Tactical Guitarist Podcast, 2019

WPFW radio, Live performance and feature on G Strings with Tom Cole, 2018

BBC Radio 3, Recording featured on In Tune, 2018

Classical Guitar Magazine, "Top 10 CD Picks of the Year," 2017

Dayton Public Radio, Recordings featured on The Intimate Guitar, 2016

KGNU Radio, Recordings featured on Musica Mundi, Boulder, CO, 2016

Herald Mail Newspaper, Feature article "Candice Mowbray is Truly Dedicated to Her Art," 2013

Maryland Public Television, Featured in "Our Town: Hagerstown," 2011

Classical Guitar Magazine, Feature in "Letter from New York," 2010

Classical Guitar Magazine, Review of Villa-Lobos lecture-recital, 2010

Hagerstown Magazine, Named one of the “Top Five People to Watch”, 2006

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