"... most enjoyable, artistically persuasive.. his technique was distinguished by a silken evenness of articulation, accurate pitch, and the sort of agility that let him negotiate the Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantelle with lively precision".
John Rockwell - - The New York Times

"his interpretations had architectural strength derived from cogent phrasing and dynamics adjusted at all times to highlight structural orginization...such careful attention to detail, such integrity".
Allen Hughes - - The New York Times

"When Ollie plays that stuff - the shtikeleh (Yiddish for "little pieces") and the transcriptions the old-timers used to play - he can really make the past come alive."
Pinchas Zukerman, from an interview in the Baltimore Sun

"...a musician's musician."
Daniel Chazanoff -- Wolfe Magazines, Rochester, New York

"..his full tone and long sweeping phrases imparted a spaciousness and grandeur that lifted the piece to the realm of real artistic achievement".
A. Flaksman - - Fine Arts Magazine, Cleveland