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Press

Consistently over many years EUCO has had many enthusiastic reviews from the press. HERE are some very recent comments:

 

A demanding and richly varied programme brought great pleasure to the listeners who could only go home consumed by the music. - RHEINISCHE POST (full review in German / full review in English)

 

In less assured hands, Grieg’s delicate yet defiant melodic lines might be lost amidst the more regretful passages, but the orchestra makes the piece their own with a stand-out performance. - STARS (dowload full review)

 

Die Zuhörer erklatschten sich eine Zugabe. - WAZ (read full review here / download English translation)

 

... the instrumentalists demonstrated impressive powers of expression as they explored the nostalgic and melancholic themes. - CAMBRIDGE NEWS (read full review here)

 

A round, harmonically conceived image, precise entries and a wide tonal palette out of which comes a fantastic dynamic.  These are the most striking hallmarks of the mostly young players of this unique orchestra. - ROTENBURG, Kreiszeitung, Heyne

 

The two first bars of the ‘Simple Symphony’ op.4 (1934) of the 21-year old Benjamin Britten sufficed to give the impression that a technically and musically accomplished Ensemble was playing.  With Mozart’s A major Symphony K.201 EUCO brought the evening to a close in convincing and inspiring manner.  A Mozart interpretation which bounced along with both lightness and excitement. - LUXEMBURG WORT

 

These are magnificent performances. This is the best disc of orchestral music by Mozart I have heard for several years, the playing as such being of very fine quality, always intensely musical and fully responsive to the demands of the scores at any one time. - INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW  “OUTSTANDING AWARD”   Robert Matthew-Walker

 

Too often, Mozart is played to sound pretty. Here, the EUCO digs in and romps through Symphony No.29  with a clear sense of excitement. As for the Kassation and Divertimento, they too are wonderful. The EUCO treats these lesser works with the same care they treat the symphony, making the program so impressive overall as to defy criticism. The playing is never less than excellent. - CLASSIC CD REVIEW -   EUCO/ Hans-Peter Hofmann

 

For a variety of reasons all concerts presented by the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society are memorable, but just occasionally a concert will be etched in the memory as being of a truly outstanding nature. Such an experience was that recently provided by the European Union Chamber Orchestra. - WESTMORLAND GAZETTE,  Brian Paynes

 

The wonderful European Union Chamber Orchestra  played with beautiful, dancing transparency. - DAILY TELEGRAPH

 

The day was really saved by the fresh and fantasy-filled playing of the European Union Chamber Orchestra. - THE TIMES

 

EUCO’s concert in Santiago,Chile, was  voted “Best Concert of the Year” by the Chilean Circle of Arts Critics in 2011.