Festival Concert ‘a tour de force’!
”I can’t think of a performance I have heard in the past where the opening movement, Mars, the Bringer of War, sounded so powerful or where the final movement, Neptune, the Mystic, with its choir of female voices fading into the distance had such a stunning effect.”
“I was most impressed with Bjorn Bantock leading the pack on Friday evening.
He had a wonderful sense of balance between orchestra and singers. He also gave good attention to terrace dynamics and clear string articulations.”
“A triumph on Sunday evening! Witness the spontaneous standing ovation.
The pace and the precision took my breath away.”
FINE MUSIC RADIO
“Bantock infects the orchestra with vigour…extracting musical sensibility and technical excellence in equal measures.”
“The most moving rendering of the Messiah we have heard…
this interpretation had “Soul’”
KNYSNA-PLETT MUSIC SOCIETY
“Bantock directs the orchestra with characteristic verve creating a fantastic atmosphere, jostling and energizing the best from the players.”
“The most inquisitive musician I have come to meet as of now.”
“Superb playing. Refined, responsive and engaging.”
THE CAPE TIMES
“A mixture of humour, sensitivity and an acute diagnosis of technical problems.”
EUROPEAN STRING TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
“The London Chamber Strings performance matched any other renderings I have heard - indeed the Holberg Suite was possibly the finest I have heard…
with its splendid opening attack and polished, vivid interpretation.”
BUCKS FREE PRESS