Reviews


Benedetti Plays Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - Catholic Herald

Having a star like Benedetti on the platform added class. But it was Takács-Nagy who created this performance. It was his night.

2013-14 Season Finale - Manchester Confidential

"Beethoven’s Fifth was the perfect way to complete what has been an outstandingly successful, often groundbreaking season for the Camerata"

Manchester Confidential - Carmen Reworked

"Watching the four percussionists [...] rise to the occasion is as mesmerising as the setting"

Seen and Heard International - Carmen Reworked

"I’m not sure any conductor exudes as much infectious enjoyment on the podium as Gábor Takács-Nagy"

About Manchester - Carmen Reworked

"Manchester’s Albert Hall came alive"

Manchester Confidential - Strauss's Voice

"There is a joy in the healing power of music that shines through the sadness in the Camerata’s glorious performance."

Manchester Evening News - Strauss's Voice

"Afterwards came the most magical performance of the night, played in near-darkness and with intensity and passion"

Mancunian Matters - Love and Death at Manchester Cathedral

"Manchester Camerata evoked the air of ethereal beauty and yearning"

The New York Times - Gábor Takács-Nagy

"Gabor Takacs-Nagy was especially worthy of attention"

The Huffington Post - 2013|14 season launch

"I come back to Takács-Nagy, who is the personification of the music being played".

The Guardian - Martha Argerich concert 12 July 2013

The conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy writes in his programme notes that Martha Argerich is "both a poet and a tiger on stage" – though the great Argentinian pianist leaves audiences on tenterhooks as to which, if either of them, will turn up.

The Times - Martha Argerich concert

"Takács-Nagy encouraged his players to respond with the most finely nuanced chamber music-making".

The Arts Desk - Martha Argerich concert

"A stunning performance was rewarded with a prolonged standing ovation".

Seen and Heard International - Martha Argerich concert

"Mysterious with a sultry, shimmering nocturnal quality the following Adagio made quite an impression in Takács-Nagy’s expert hands".

BachTrack - Martha Argerich concert

"This was a remarkable evening, and credit must go to all involved for pulling off such an event".

Manchester Confidential - Martha Argerich concert

"The performance was utterly breathtaking - one of those special events that MIF pledges to unleash. The Largo, in particular, was a serene, swirling masterclass".

Tim Motthershead - Martha Argerich concert

"From the outset of the dolorous 1st movement it was obvious that we were to be treated to something very special".

Manchester Evening News - Martha Argerich concert

"wonderful use of pedal in the reprise of the main theme and a charmingly imitative dialogue with the clarinet".

Mozart III concert (20 Apr 2012)

"The quartet managed this admirably, handing each other melodies carefully whilst successfully navigating the required choreography".

Mozart II concert (24 Nov 2012) with pianist Ingrid Fliter

"A Mozart piano concerto ensured a full house and seemed to galvanise the Camerata into a stunning performance especially highly spirited with an abundance of vitality".

Manchester Cathedral Holy Week concert, conductor Nicholas Kraemer

"There was John Tavener's Eternal Memory... as in Arvo Pärt's Summa, its serener moment - brief as both pieces are - were handled tellingly"

The Tablet - Portrait of an Englishman

"he is an exceptional player [...] He is phenomenal, charismatic".

Review of 'Portrait of an Englishman' - last concert of the 11/12 season

"Playing with a profound sensitivity the radiant Camerata strings maintained a deep emotional tension that was exhilarating from the first note to the last".

UpClose III concert at the Deaf Institute bar (6 March 2012)

"Their playing, and particularly that of the orchestra’s leader Giovanni Guzzo, was exacting in Reich’s Different Trains and consummately graceful in Pärt's Fratres".

International Record - Beethoven 9 Recording

"Boyd's performance shines musically and sonically, as the finest of the 'period' accounts I have heard. An Outstanding release".

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