Colin Matthews Octet reviews - Britten Sinfonia

Colin Matthews Octet reviews

Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s Colin Matthews Octet performance at Wigmore Hall:

The Times

“The individualism of Britten Sinfonia’s players is what makes the ensemble so exciting. Led by Jacqueline Shave, Metamorphosen was risky, unkempt, honest, each iteration of the jagged falling figure coloured differently.”

The Observer

"Two other, contrasting concerts left an impression: the composer Colin Matthews programmed the strings of Britten Sinfonia, together with star oboist Nicholas Daniel, in a Wigmore Hall programme of Mozart, Scriabin, Britten, Richard Strauss, some in Matthew's own arrangements. The centrepiece was the world premiere of Postludes..."