Concert review – Elgar, Ireland, Walton / London Philharmonic Orchestra

“More impressive still was the orchestra’s overwhelming singularity of attack and purpose: while Manze drew the first movement to its close, pressing ahead like a deranged general cantering over the volcano’s edge, his faithful cohort followed without pause for thought.”
Guardian, five stars, March 2015

“What an auspicious first outing for Andrew Manze with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. This was a concert of important 20th century English works, a genre of which this conductor has made a speciality in recent years, which really packed a punch and boded well for future collaborations.”
Bachtrack, March 2015