Reviews

  • The Times

    22 June 2007

    We heard Elgar's String Quartet in E minor, and the Piano Quintet in A minor for which the quartet were joined by Gary Matthewman. Both performances revealed the warmly attuned ensemble of this outstanding young quartet. And they caught to a nicety both the melancholy within Elgar's musical expression of the passage of time, and the impassioned energy of his own composing present. Ben Hancox, the quartet's leader, was accompanied by Matthewman in a movingly perceptive performance of Elgar's E minor Violin Sonata.

  • The Herald

    22 August 2006

    This might be playing with an element of the freshness and impetuosity of youth, but it is also playing with a depth of understanding.

  • Evening Standard

    22 July 2006

    The excellent Sacconi Quartet

  • Musical Opinion

    22 May 2006

    An exceptional ensemble with sharp ears, a unanimous sense of musical breath and a meticulous attention to details.

    Beautifully well-balanced playing, delicate, serious and formal.Enthralling and engaging performance.

  • The Daily Telegraph

    22 April 2006

    The Sacconi's performance of Britten's Second Quartet had genuine substance, combined with a seemingly effortless command of the composer's difficult string-writing.

  • The Scotsman

    22 July 2005

    The festival sensation, the young Sacconi Quartet completely bowled over a packed audience.The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical.

    The Sacconi met these challenges with complete assurance, immersing themselves at the deepest levels, yet putting the music across with a freshness and simplicity that completely absorbed the listener.

The festival sensation, the young Sacconi Quartet completely bowled over a packed audience. The chemistry between these four young players is tangible and magical.The Scotsman
A beautiful blend of sound ... highly engaging.The Times
An exceptional ensemble ... a unanimous sense of musical breath and a meticulous attention to detail.Musical Opinion
A quartet of genuine substance.The Daily Telegraph
Great power and sweetness ... intimate closeness.The Spectator
Enviable technical prowess.The Strad
The finest I have ever heardEdward Clark, British Sibelius Society
A triumphant performanceThe Observer