BBC Proms 2016

Reviews from our performance at the 2016 BBC Proms conducted by Thomas Adès and featuring cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Augustin Hadelich.

The Guardian

"Steven Isserlis brought subtlety to a new version of Thomas Adès’s cello concerto, while his pupil Francisco Coll made a witty Proms debut"

Independent

"If the Proms awarded medals for cello gymnastics, soloist Steven Isserlis would surely win gold"

Classical Source

"The effect in the Hall was ear-tickling, even poignant..."

BachTrack

"...the two symphonies that opened and closed the concert were played with fizz, charm and a crisp vitality..."

Thoroughly Good blog

"The string playing under the leadership of Thomas Gould is taught, the articulation breathtakingly precise"

MusicOMH

"With the performances of the Gavotta and Finale proving particularly effective, we saw sensitivity and precision walk hand in hand with the joyousness that is so important a feature of the final movement."

The Observer

"The violinist Augustin Hadelich brought suppleness and flair to Coll’s Four Iberian Miniatures, glittering with Hispanic idiom and sharp, Andalucian light."