STRING QUARTET

Kings Place Festival, London, September 2013

“…No one inhabited the acoustics better than the Brodsky Quartet, whose American-themed programme was the musical highlight of the weekend. They evoked the wide-open landscapes of Copland’s Two Pieces and the bygone American world of Barber’s String Quartet, complete with the famous adagio in its original, searing form. The generous spirit of Dvorák’s American Quartet came bursting out in a warm-hearted performance…”

The Telegraph, September 2013

Concert at Drapers Hall, City of London Festival, June 2013

“…this song-cycle, for the game-for-a-challenge mezzo Loré Lixenberg and the brilliant Brodsky Quartet, was extraordinary…”

The Times, June 2013

 

Concert at Wigmore Hall, London, June 2013

“…The playing was immaculate; the four musicians thinking as one… The performance of the Britten was stronger still, unstinting in its emotional intensity…”

Classical Source, June 2013

 

CD: In the South

“…Its hard not to be seduced by this selection of pieces suggestive of Italy… The playing of the Brodsky Quartet, 40 last year, is appropriately sun-drenched too…”

The Strad, June 2013

 “…In all this is a very refreshing collection, well recorded and annotated, and …winningly performed…”

International Record Review, May 2013

 

Concert in Newry, Northern Ireland, February 2013

“…they’re one of the best live acts currently operating on the classical music circuit…”

CultureNorthernIreland.org, February 2013

 

Kings Place, London – Shostakovich Cycle

“…the Brodskys gave the opening oompahs attitude and sinewy wit, in their razor-sharp responses. The viola and first violin found a droll savagery in the waltz, while the scherzo turned into an explosive rage of protest. In the slow movement’s funeral march, the players travelled to a place where sound barely dared to exist in a resonant silence. Already, every breath, every note, seemed to wonder at its very existence…”

Hilary Finch, The Times, May 2012