Concert Reviews

A bold and characterful reading of Shostakovich's Piano Quintet … the players captured its combination of dark richness and biting sarcasm with expressive eloquence.The Strad

The London Schubert Players were superb.Sheffield Telegraph

The sweetness and delicacy of the strings and winds was fully revealed in Mozart and plenty of warmth and vivacity in Schubert.Birmingham Post

A superbly sparkling concert … they played with finesse in Silvestri’s music, entranced with its buoyant, catchy rhythms and acerbic harmonies, while … Dvorak’s magical string sonorities and plangent melodies were conveyed with freshness and conviction.Cambrian News

This was an exciting start to the 54th Season of Concerts … a brilliant performance of Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 … the well-deserved applause was rewarded with a gem of an encore …Fenland Citizen

It is so rare to hear chamber music of this calibre. Thank you for a wonderful concert!Maidenhead Music Society

A wonderful concert … a great end to our 59th Season. The playing of everyone was superb and the programme perfect.Andover Music Club

A memorable concert – a triumph!Penrith Music Club

The Players charmed the ears and tickled the imagination of the large audience at the Assembly House.Norwich Music Society

A splendid concert … an enthusiastic performance …Stratford-upon-Avon Music Society

A unique musical experience … a most beautiful sound produced by an orchestra of international reputation. Dvorak's Serenade for Strings was breathtaking.Sandefjord Blad, Norway

The players were distinguished for their musical intelligence, sensitivity and enthusiasm.Bucharest, Romania

Londoners at ease in modern and romantic works … the strings’ playing had as much precision as expressiveness.La Liberté, Fribourg, Switzerland

Brilliant opening of the International Festival by a splendid British group with outstanding control and naturalness in phrasing … A real pleasure to listen to.ABC, Madrid, Spain

Magnificently projected playing which allowed individual voices to integrate seamlessly into the whole…the unison playing and tonal blending were notable (Enescu Octet)MusicWebInternational

One does need words to adequately describe the enchanting evening of chamber music heard at Tagore Theatre … Sparkling clarity … Glorious close … The London Schubert Players saw to it that music flowed from Mozart's score 'like oil', to use Mozart's own phrase.Chandigarh Newsline, India