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Below are a selection of quotes about our performances in recent years. You can also find past editorial coverage on our News Archive, and for a full list of reviews please visit our Reviews page. For press enquiries, please contact Paula Wilson on 0161 226 8696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The ferocious intensity of the string orchestra, particularly in the Allegro molto second movement, was relentless. Leader Giovanni Guzzo was key to this. He seemed to have little need for a chair, such was his energy, and it carried the orchestra through some very memorable playing."
'Mozart III' at the Royal Northern College of Music, 20 April 2013
Seen and Heard
"The playing of the Camerata strings was so outstanding it felt as if they had been dipped in liquid gold and the leader Adi Brett and principal cellist Hannah Roberts, both exceptional artists, played their solos with sweet glowing tones."
"Especially impressive was the Camerata's well blended sound standing out in such a zestful interpretation of Haydn's multicoloured symphonic romp".
'Mozart II' at the Royal Northern College of Music, 24 November 2012
Seen and Heard
“This was another highly satisfying and inspiring concert from the Manchester Camerata who go from strength to strength. Under the stewardship of Gábor Takács-Nagy the Camerata are certainly a force to be reckoned with.”
‘Portrait of War’ at Royal Northern College of Music, 10 March 2012
Notes from Middle England
"While it was going on, you were prepared to believe this was actually no less than a forgotten masterpiece, for Giovanni Guzzo himself seemed to believe in it absolutely. He played with music scores open on two separate stands—but he didn’t appear to need to look at either of them. He gave the impression he’d been playing the work, and loving it, for years."
'Romantic Strings' at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, 3 November 2011
City Life (Manchester)
“Nicholas Kraemer, with Manchester Camerata led by Adi Brett, made the music bounce and sing with energy and style – a model of Handelian performance."
‘Belshazzar’ at the Royal Northern College of Music, 23 January 2010
“…beautifully measured musicianship from Manchester Camerata…”
BBC Proms, 20 July 2009
“[The] programme dipped into symphonies early, middle, and late, and found solid gold every time.”
Haydn concert at The Bridgewater Hall, 30 May 2009
Below is a selection of quotes from previous project participants. For more information on the projects and programmes we run throughout the year please visit our Learning section. For enquiries, please contact Nick Ponsillo on 1061 908 0045, or email email@example.com
Chris Anderson, Levenshulme High School
"Manchester Camerata's Camerata Live! is a fantastically generous and unique project that has had a real impact on students at Levenshulme High School. My students have responded really positively to this scheme and it has opened up the magic of classical music in a way which is vibrant, relevent and otherwise inconceivable without Camerata's innovative work. I will never forget the sight of the girls of LHS enthusiastically leading a standing ovation after a stunning performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto!"
Sam Aguda, Youth Forum member
"I have enjoyed working with Camerata because it has helped me gain skills of working with other diverse artists and has also helped me achieve, which is something even in my normal day to day life I rarely used to have. A result of this is that I have become a happier, calmer person and I have started doing better in school because I just tolerate for the week then go to the studio on weekends. I am very happy about working with Manchester Camerata."
Akeem Bell, REmix participant
"If it wasn’t for this project I’d never have thought to even venture towards classical music. But since someone has offered me the chance, who am I to turn it down? And now I’ve given it a try I’m actually enjoying it!"
Audience member, Youth Forum performance of Life on Shuffle
"To achieve what you have in one week is incredible. It was a totally unique performance – original and well thought out - beautiful songs with feeling"
Please find below a selection of relevant biographies for use in programmes etc. If you require biographies for specific soloists, please contact Paul Davies on 0161 226 8696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a number of videos available on Vimeo and Youtube which you can link to or embed in your website. A selection of recent videos and their bitmarks can be found below. For video enquiries, please contact Paul Davies on 0161 226 8696 or email email@example.com