Concert reviews

“Concentus VII capture the simple directness of this idyllic music, with well-chosen instrumental sonatas to keep the ears fresh between cantatas”

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"In a hugely enjoyable and stylish performance, the Akenside Players demonstrated not only technical assurance, but also the rarer gift of emotional intelligence: a group to listen out for."

Catherine Bott FGSM, presenter, The Early Music Show, BBC Radio 3

'well-informed introductions to the works added to our understanding and enjoyment of the music.....Amélie especially brought out the lyricism in the third movement and the liveliness of the variation finale.... Amélie chose the Prelude from Bach’s unaccompanied cello suite no. 3 which was performed with warmth and sensitively phrased. Boismortier cello sonata Op.5 no.5 was gracefully played.... a buoyant interpretation exploring the various twists and turns of the harmony.... an enlightening programme'

Nahoko Gotoh, Handel House Museum, 15/9/11
'Many thanks for the absolutely fabulous concert yesterday - the children have been really buzzing talking all about it. It was great to have the part about how your career progressed - it will help inspire others to follow their dreams.'
Peter Hampson, Headteacher, Swalwell Primary School, Tyne and Wear 19/7/11
'The scholarship of these two young musicians and their dedication in bringing these little-known works to light impressed everyone present, but above all they provided their audience with an entertaining and varied musical feast.'
Rosemary Wisbey on Due Corde for Tilford Bach Society, Farnham Castle 26/2/11
'Finely nuanced playing and beautiful gestures... A wonderful blend of lyricism and virtuosity'
- Rachel Brown, adjudicator, Trinity College of Music Early Music Competition 2010, on Due  Corde