"Exhilarating." - The NY Times
"The best!!" - Johnny Mathis
Proctors concert October 24, 2014

"A fantastic cellist."

Cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio

Wedding client at Browns Brewery, Troy, NY
October, 2014

"A very good cellist."
Cellist Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet

"An excellent performer."

Cellist Dr David Bebe
The College of Saint Rose

"A fabulous cellist collaborator in the greater capital region;  an ambitious, sensitive and kind musician.”
Kara Cornell, mezzo soprano

"A cello virtuoso." 
Dr James Kelley, Principal
Dothan City Schools

“Inspiring.” - Corine Salon of Union College
Faure Requiem, April 6, 2014
First Reformed Church of Schenectady, NY

"A true gem and accomplished and dedicated performer." 
Beth Fecteau, Founder & Director, Nacre Dance Company 
Solo cellist for "Mobius" at Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, 
March 1 & 2, 2014, with the Octavo Singers, and "Full Circle" at Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY, October, 2013

"Thank you for your fine playing - it has been a pleasure working with you!  I'm proud of the quality of music and service that we provided over this last year." 
Walter Chaikowski 
All Seasons Ensemble, Saratoga Springs, NY, February, 2014

“Incredibly talented.” - Curtis Funk, Artistic Director, Octavo Singers
Messiah, December, 2013

"An amazing crew of musicians, creating an enchanting evening." - Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Singer in An Nollaig: Irish Christmas with Eileen Ivers, Nov 30, 2013 and Dec 18, 2011

"It was great rock n' roll!  Loved the set!  You guys really sounded hot!" - 
97.7 WEXT's Dave Michaels
Guest artist cellist with Sandy Mcknight & The Idea at Art on Lark, Albany, NY, June, 2013

"Absolutely sterling cello performance.  It was exquisitely beautiful music of the very highest quality." 
Roger Allenguitarist
Solo and duo cello performances 
First Reformed Church of Del Mar, NY, Memorial Service, May, 2013

"The performance was absolutely stunning; spectacular!"
Inaugural solo cello recital for First Reformed Church of Scotia's 
Young Artists' Series, Scotia, NY, April, 2013

"Great cello!"
Sandy McKnight, composer/producer
Recording studio work in Albany, NY. February, 2013

"Beautiful music; thanks for sharing your wonderful talents."
Union Presbyterian Church, Schenectady, NY, Jan, 2013

Capital Region Festival of Trees, Dec, 2012

"A Hit; the terrific musical talents of cellist Will Hayes."
Ten Broeck Mansion Reception for the Pride Center, Sep, 2012

"The best by far." - 
NY Times
"Sounds wonderful." - 
Berkshire on Stage
Hubbard Hall Opera Theatre's (Cambridge, NY) production of Mozart's Magic Flute, principal cellist, Aug, 2012

"One of the best we have ever had; outstanding; the music selections were great and the presentation excellent; we had a great number of compliments on the show.  We look forward to his return." 
- Hudson-Mohawk Theatre Organ Society 
Proctor's Theatre cello and organ recital, Apr 24, 2012

"Magnificent!  The music sounded very elegant, spirited, expressive, passionate; most impressive!" University at Albany 
Chamber music recital, November, 2011

"A GREAT job!"
Alexina Jones, Founder and Director, Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, NY, re:  Mosaic Arts Opera's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni,  University at Albany, October, 2011

Naren Budhakar, International Tabla Performer 
Columbia Chamber Players, NY, June, 2011

- The Schenectady Gazette 
"Great Job!!"
David Janower, Albany Pro Musica
"Warm tone."
The Times Union
Mosaic Arts Opera's production of Puccini's Suor Angelica, May, 2011

"A very fine musician."
Christopher Neubert, Director, University at Albany Orchestra
re: my concert season as principal cellist, 2011

And other accolades and awards over the years . . .

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