Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion, Nov 2015

“Adrian Brown has demonstrated time and again his qualities in Schumann’s music … a choice of tempos that truly enabled this essentially sombre and powerfully dramatic work to breathe, combined with a grasp of internal orchestral balance that once again showed the commonly-held complaint regarding Schumann’s orchestration to be much ado about nothing. Alexander Soares … delivered a quite wonderful account of this perennially-fresh masterpiece [Grieg’s piano concerto]. His was indeed a performance to savour, full of life and emotional contrasts, virtuosic, sensitive and colourful…Tchaikovsky’s ‘Manfred’ was revealed as the wholly original masterpiece it is…A magnificent evening: three truly excellent performances, for which the very large audience returned home, their belief in the essential humanity of life reinforced once more by great art.“

“Adrian Brown has demonstrated time and again his qualities in Schumann’s music … a choice of tempos that truly enabled this essentially sombre and powerfully dramatic work to breathe, combined with a grasp of internal orchestral balance that once again showed the commonly-held complaint regarding Schumann’s orchestration to be much ado about nothing. Alexander Soares … delivered a quite wonderful account of this perennially-fresh masterpiece [Grieg’s piano concerto]. His was indeed a performance to savour, full of life and emotional contrasts, virtuosic, sensitive and colourful…Tchaikovsky’s ‘Manfred’ was revealed as the wholly original masterpiece it is…A magnificent evening: three truly excellent performances, for which the very large audience returned home, their belief in the essential humanity of life reinforced once more by great art.“

Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion, Nov 2015