Concert Reviews: UK and Europe
"Red Priest is like no other early music instrumental ensemble you have ever heard... bringing glee to the concert scene for a decade or more... transforming Baroque clichés into vivid drama, often at terrific speed and with practised coordination.... [with] a bedrock of tremendous skill and timing.”
DAILY TELEGRAPH July 2008
"Highly individual… Purists would probably run a mile from what Red Priest does to this music, but virtuosity, verve and creative spontaneity are fused together in a way that makes the impact positively volcanic”
DAILY TELEGRAPH Dec 2002
“The playing is indeed red-hot virtuosic …the adaptation of The Four Seasons- involving swirling snowstorms, thunderclaps and the mime of an entire stag hunt – is way over the top, but one has a sneaking suspicion that Vivaldi might have approved.”
THE TIMES Feb 2005
"The original Red Priest should be dancing in his grave!"
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE April 2005
"Putting the rock into baroque... Energetic spectacular stage show... Invigorating versions of familiar Vivaldi pieces... The difference is clear: Red Priest have much more fun!"
THE EVENING STANDARD Feb 2005
"BAROQUE STARS... an unorthodox quartet of virtuoso musicians on a mission to make classical music a visual as well as aural experience... supreme musicians."
THE OBSERVER April 2005
"Not so much reconstruction as total re-interpretation…they are sure to introduce a new audience to baroque music."
EARLY MUSIC TODAY