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Martin Fröst clarinet

Kalevi Aho Clarinet Concerto, commissioned by BBT.

“At all extremes Aho calls not just for techincal prowess but musical character and intelligence – the ideal challenge. Fröst rose to it brilliantly…”
Financial Times April 2006

“An atmospheric piece, it moves from a tempestuous opening via achingly beautiful solo passages and a vibrant scherzo to a dazzling, multi-phonic coda. The perfect showcase for the remarkable skills of the Swedish soloist Martin Fröst…”
The Observer April 2006

Leopold String Trio

The Series: 12 concerts over three years at Wigmore Hall and Turner Sims Concert Hall

“This is an ensemble with a mission – to reignite the public’s interest in the string trio repertoire. Long seen as a poor relation to the mighty string quartet, this concert made a real statement about the integrity of the string trio genre…The Leopold Trio’s programming is inventive and thought-provoking”
Classical Source 11 November 2006

“Both programmes – the fifth and sixth of eight – characteristically combined established works with some interesting novelties […] – in short, a thrilling performance that set the masterpiece (Mozart’s E flat major Divertimento K563) in a new light”
Daily Telegraph 16 November 2006

Christianne Stotijn soprano

Two CDs on Onyx: 
Schubert, Berg, Wolf Lieder; and Mahler Urlicht

“Here’s something special: a riveting solo debut recital from the young Dutch mezzo Christianne Stotijn”
BBC Music Magazine April 2006

“Stotijns voice – rich and suggestive, sly and sorrowful as required, with shades of Janet Baker’s gravitas, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson’s candour, and Anne Sofie von Otter’s playfulness – is tailormade for Mahler’s Rückert Lieder and Das Knaben Wunderhorn
Independent on Sunday 29 Oct 2006

Royal String Quartet

Kwartesencja Festival in Warsaw

“The Fabryka positively exudes cool relaxation… The auditorium itself is more like a large cellar than a typical chamber music venue – a budding rock band or jazz quartet would readily feel at home there. Which is why the Royal Quartet’s decision to launch their festival there in November 2004 might well have seemed daring, even reckless.. But the mix of venue and a handful of enthusiastic players really works, and draws a large appreciative audience of predominantly, but not exclusively, young people. Here, surely, is a classic case of Warsaw’s ability to retain its history and respect its architecture and yet brings to it a fresh purpose of relevance to Varsovians and their visitors today”
Daniel Jaffe, BBC Music Magazine September 2006

Soovin Kim violin

Niccolò Paganini: 24 Caprices Azica Records (ACD-71235)

“…these caprices are rich with feeling in addition to being fleet and dazzling in a pyrotechnic sense…Kim imbues his performance of each caprice with such dynamic contrasts that your ears keep up with it…it is a terrific recording, and is easily recommendable.”
All Music April 2006

“Kim emerges thrillingly triumphant.[…] A thrilling debut disc”
Classic FM Magazine

Hyunah Yu soprano

Bach, Mozart Arias, EMI Debut CD

“…mouth-watering evidence of significant potential”
Gramophone January 2007

“The lightness of her voice is tempered by the sheer physical beauty of the sound, a beauty that adds to the weight without overbearing it. One could listen with great satisfaction to her simply vocalizing. […] Highest recommendations”
Audiophile Audition April 2007