Maidstone Wind Orchestra Remembrance Concert

“Making inventive use of muted passages, flutter-tonguing and playing across the strings of the piano, it was a most engaging and evocative performance [of ‘Seven Halts on the Somme’].”

4barsrest, November 2018

BBC Proms Debut / BBC Ten Pieces Proms

“Matilda Lloyd demonstrated her dexterity and elan in the finale of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto”

Brian Barford, Classical Source, July 2016


Live broadcast on Radio 2 / BBC Concert Orchestra

“The truly memorable artist on the bill is Matilda Lloyd…She’s remarkable.”

Gillian Reynolds, Telegraph Review, Pick of the Week, February 2015


Petrushka / National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms

“The flirty Ballerina’s trumpet taken by the right sex – Matilda Lloyd, surely an Alison Balsom in the making, who went on to offer sassy vibrato in the Pas de deux with the Moor.”

David Nice, The Arts Desk, August 2014


BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Award

“Flawless technique, a degree of artistry and communication…that only the finest performers possess”

Kenneth Crookston, British Bandsman Magazine, May 2014


Mahler’s 5th Symphony / National Youth Orchestra / Barbican, London

“Matilda Lloyd’s halting, edgy trumpet solo was among the best I have heard in this work.”

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, January 2014


“Displaying nerves of steel, Matilda Lloyd, set the juggernaut in magnificent motion with her doom-laden solo”

John Allison, The Telegraph


“From her first difficult and cruelly exposed fanfare to her final notes, she played impeccably, with great assurance, a secure technique and a beauty of sound that some professional colleagues I have heard would wish they had.”

Jim Pritchard, Seen & Heard International


“Inspiring…Matilda Lloyd coolly blasting away the cobwebs as Paul Daniel gave the downbeat on Mahler’s 5th symphony”

Neil Fisher, The Times


“Pursing her lips in preparation for the introductory fanfare of Mahler’s 5th Symphony must rank among the most terrifying moments of…Matilda Lloyd’s life, but her grace under pressure set the tone for a sublimely assured traversal of the work”

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian