Press Notices


"…from the word go the more warmly recorded and naturally expressive Barbican Trio sound utterly compelling, with long-arched phrasing and legato espressivo that strikes right to the heart of this glorious music. The Barbican Trio are joined by violist James Boyd for a performance of the Op.20 Piano Quartet that is so naturally responsive to the music's surging contours, so utterly convincing at every level, that even at nearly 40 minutes I was left wanting more... there is a radiant magic about the Barbican Trio's performances that is just that extra bit special.”

International Record Review September 2005


" It didn't feel like a concert, more like a gathering of friends with a shared enjoyment of music…"

Riverhouse April 2003


"…I'm completely converted to the cause! It's wonderful music and superbly played."

Barry Millington of the Evening Standard, Taneyev CD, June 2005


"The Barbican Piano Trio is one of the most audience-friendly chamber ensembles working in Britain today. Its programming, while always accessible, is never merely populist and its use of spoken introductions to explain the scores does much to break down intellectual barriers real or otherwise."

The Strad February 2000


"… virile and sensitive…the players alert to character and sinew...this performance captured a sly inventiveness and wit"

Daily Telegraph November 1999


"The performance was exquisite."

Musical Opinion December 2002


"…they definitely go to the heart of the matter with substantial power and attack behind their interpretations…these young musicians are definitely on top of the proceedings"

Classical Net 2002


"… a formidable ensemble… the revelation in this concert, and indeed of the whole weekend, was Saint-Saens… the Barbican Trio's account of it left everyone exhilarated and few un-persuaded." January 2004


"…these three eminent musicians who weld themselves into a unity that many aim at but fail to reach….this breadth and freedom among the trio gave an air of daring and drama which kept the listener rapt and expectant."

Shropshire Star April 2005


"… I have never seen such energetic and vibrant playing from any chamber group…"

Bristol St. George's May 2005


"…crusading passion…"

Gramophone, Taneyev CD August 2005


"…admirable, musical and thoughtful…"

The Guardian, Taneyev CD August 2005


“…immense intensity…”

The Strad, Taneyev CD September 2005


“...under these performers hands (this work) achieved a level of passion and energy that was thoroughly exhilarating.”

Musical Opinion, October 2005


Last Updated 12 March 2011