Concert review – Beethoven, Mozart / Scottish Chamber Orchestra

“Manze, with unstoppable drive and energy, powered the SCO through incisive performances of Beethoven’s Coriolan and Prometheus Overtures with the SCO delivering the goods in clean, vibrato-free lines that took the breath away, while ensuring the mandatory bag of Beethovenian rivets gave the music teeth, bite, edge and rasp.”
Herald Scotland, 5 stars, February 2016

“Piano Concerto No. 25 is the triumphal climax of Mozart’s late concerto style, but this reading wore its majesty lightly, thanks mostly to Andrew Manze’s careful ear for detail and refusal to get bogged down, with a big sound that had air in the middle.”
Seen and Heard International, February 2016

“the Beethoven overtures … [were] delivered with such excitement, precision and theatricality.”
Scotsman, 5 stars, February 2016