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.
22 July 2006
The excellent Sacconi Quartet
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.
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.
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.
… soulful richness and absolute commitment from the Sacconi. The gradual infusion of dynamism and spirit, and gritty dissonance, as the bear awakens, is joyful. Heartfelt indeed.Claire Seymour, Opera Today
Both Padmore and the Sacconi Quartet, who have a major expressive role as accompanists, are at their finest in ‘Soon, we will be free’, the serene, lyrical heart of 'In Damascus'Presto Recordings of the Year: Finalist 2017
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