Conducts the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden: Mayerling

“…Here was the Royal Ballet at its most powerful in identity – the national ensemble Dame Ninette intended and guided from its first steps. The orchestra under Martin Yates played with a power that matched the danced performance. A superlative evening…”

Financial Times, April 2013

 Records Godard – Piano Concerto No.2 – RSNO, Dutton Epoch

“…Full marks to Martin Yates and Dutton for another delightful voyage of discovery…”

Gramophone, January 2013

 Records Arnell – The Unnumbered Symphonies – RSNO, Dutton Epoch

“…The members of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra play like heroes under Martin Yates’s inspired direction…”

International Record Review, January 2013

Records Vaughan Williams Symphony No.5, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

“…Much more striking is the evidence of what can happen when a musician of Martin Yates’ quality gets to conduct a work of this order. The performance is moving, and as beautifully paced and played – by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – as any I have heard…”

Classical Music Magazine, Malcolm Hayes, August 2012