Press Reviews
"The Nash Ensemble performances, as one would expect, are devoted and full of insight"
Daily Telegraph

Recent Press Quotes:

BIS 2461: John Pickard's The Gardener of Aleppo
Editor's Choice
'Covering 30 years of composer John Pickard's career, these well-chosen works convey his concerns with emotion and events; the Nash Ensemble understand his sound world intimately'
Gramophone September 2020

Hyperion CDA68307: Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Op.11; String Quartet in E flat; Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor Op.17
'The performance of the Nash Ensemble is exemplary, especially the pianism of Simon Crawford-Phillips in the two trios. Indeed, this is a performance that sheds new light on this music as it exhorts the romantic nature of the music. This is a recording that makes you listen to the music for its own merits, rather than as curios by female composers… A recording which is highly recommended, one which offers the three works in some of the best available recordings of them, especially when presented in this generous coupling.'
Stuart Sillitoe, MusicWeb International, August 2020

Hyperion CDA68307: Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Op.11; String Quartet in E flat; Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor Op.17
"These well recorded and beautifully played performances get inside the musical dynamics of these enormously appealing works and in the case of the piano trios, make a good case for their having an enduring presence in the repertoire." Performance *****
BBC Music Magazine, June 2020

Hyperion CDA68307: Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor Op.11; String Quartet in E flat; Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor Op.17
'Album of the week' Chamber music at its best. Recordings of such rarities only make sense if the quality is also good. And that is what the members of the Nash Ensemble stand for with their brilliance and elegance, their passion and their instinct for sound. This is chamber music at its finest - more of that, please!'
BR Classik - Public German Radio Station of the Bayerscher Rundfunk, June 2020

'A superb performance; a superb concert'
Seen and Heard International

'The Nash Ensemble opened up the inner workings to their audience, conjuring a spirit of revelation and excitement'
Opera Today

NMC CD: Julian Anderson Poetry Nearing Silence
'These recordings… are not only technically immaculate but also demonstrate the Nash Ensemble's trademark commitment to contemporary repertoire that challenges performers in music blending forcefulness and economy, subtlety and spontaneity, to beguiling effect.'
Gramophone, December 2019

NMC CD: Julian Anderson Poetry Nearing Silence
'Form and expression, colour and character become adventures in sound… The Nash Ensemble prove exceptional collaborators.'
BBC Music Magazine, January 2020

'Around Schubert' at Wigmore Hall
'The Nash Ensemble series of concerts Around Schubert have reached a substantial midway point. The works of a number of great composers were included in a concert that was studied with delicacies as a plum pudding on a cold December evening'
Classical Source, December 2019

German Romantics - Nash 2018-19 Series at Wigmore Hall
'Every recital of the German Romantic series is a gem of programming, typical of the Nash's imagination and breadth'
Classical Source

German Romantics - Nash 2018-19 Series at Wigmore Hall
"a unique ensemble at the heart of British music making"
Hugh Canning, Sunday Times

Nash Inventions, 12 April 2019, Wigmore Hall
"…immaculate and enthralling concert … The peerless Nash Ensemble … A formidable workout for two virtuosos – the viola player Lawrence Power and cellist Adrian Brendel…"
Richard Morrison, The Times (5 star review), 13 April 2019

Nash Inventions, 12 April 2019, Wigmore Hall
"One of the great thing about The Nash Ensemble, Britain's most revered chamber group, is its loyalty. The group's artistic director, Amelia Freedman doesn't pick composers up and then drop them when the fashion changes. She sticks with them, nurturing their careers over decades … The terrific performance from violist Lawrence Power and cellist Adrian Brendel made everything crystal-clear"
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph, 14 April 2019

Nash Inventions, 12 April 2019, Wigmore Hall
"The Nash Ensemble opened up their inner workings to their audience, conjuring a spirit of revelation and excitement … Knussen's Study for Metamorphosis for solo bassoon was played with terrific agility and gloriously rich tone by Ursula Leveaux … Birtwistle’s Duet for Eight Strings for viola and cello, searching lines and exploratory textures and harmonies were exquisitely delineated by Lawrence Power and Adrian Brendel."
Claire Seymour, Opera Today, 16 April 2019