"Pure, velvety and wonderfully expressive….It is not impossible to believe that this was the sort of sound that Orpheus himself might have been capable of"

'For me, the Arcadia Quartet is – at least concerning Janáček – the cutting edge currently among European interpreters……Outstanding!'

“… utterly moving, as a result of a truly great modesty which cannot be replaced by simplicity or unpretentiousness; a modesty without any sentimentality. The musicians know, with minute precision, how to guard the boundary between the intimacy of chamber music and the sweeping grandeur of a large-scale concert, only achievable by artists whose capacities and experience are on an equally high level.”

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… Wallfisch delivers a beautiful adagio and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” ****

”No living cellist has done more to promote the British cello concerto than Raphael Wallfisch…"

...one of the most prolific and well-known clarinet soloists of the past quarter century

O’Carroll Artist & Project Management is a company where our hand-picked roster of artists flourish, feel stimulated and respected.

Presenters and colleagues will always receive a welcome when they call. Honesty, creativity and integrity is highly valued and artistic dreams and visions are sought out, embraced and realized.

Piers Lane, Piano

“London-based Australian pianist Piers Lane added a superb mixture of poetry and drama to his crystalline pianism, Davis ensuring that the orchestra delivered the music’s often ebullient sophistication lightly. An encore of Beethoven refracted through the lens of Dudley Moore provided cheeky wit.” ★★★★ Tony Way, The Age, November 24th 2019

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Emma Johnson

...one of the most prolific and well-known clarinet soloists of the past quarter century (The Clarinet, America)

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Wallfisch/York Duo

“… Wallfisch gives the finest account on cello I’ve ever heard… and York voices every line with superb clarity and coherence, so crucial in this turbulent work…” BBC Music Magazine, September 2016

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Artist News and Events

Classical Music Magazine: These Women’s Works – Tasmin Little/Chandos

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 4th February 2019

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7 February 2022: London Handel Players and Bach Cantatas @ Wigmore Hall

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 24th November 2021

  • London Handel Players
  • Adrian Butterfield director
  • Julia Doyle soprano
  • Daniel Taylor countertenor
  • Charles Daniels tenor
  • Matthew Brook bass-baritone

Bach’s Cantata No. 198 is a secular work mourning the loss of Christiane Eberhardine, wife of the Elector of Saxony, and first performed in Leipzig in 1727. Dating from 1736, Cantata No. 206 celebrates the birthday of her son, Augustus III of Poland. Preceding these in tonight’s programme is an aria now attributed to Melchior Hoffmann (c.1696/7-1715) but formerly attributed to Bach himself, and probably forming part of a lost cantata composed for a funeral service.

  • Melchior Hoffmann (c.1679-1715)
      • Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde BWV53
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl BWV198
  • INTERVAL
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV206

Tickets available from:

https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/london-handel-players-202202071930

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Bravo to the Arcadia Quartet whose Weinberg Disc Vo.1 on Chandos Reccords has been nomiated for the 2022 International Classical Music Awards!

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 24th November 2021

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What a week for the Arcadia Quartet!- Recording for Chandos Records at Potton Hall and Concerts in Nottingham and Newton Abbott

Posted By: Sinead O'Carroll, 24th November 2021

Bravo again to the amazing Arcadia Quartet – what a week- recording at Potton Hall for the second disc in their Weinberg quartet series for Chandos followed by 2 highly acclaimed concerts in Nottingham and Newton Abbott.
Nottingham
“The Arcadia Quartet was brilliant on Saturday night at Lakeside…..The audience were riveted by the playing and I don’t think I’ve heard the Janacek played in quite such a visceral way before.” Catherine Hocking, Lakeside Arts
“The Arcadia Quartet nailed their colours to the mast from the word go: tense, agitated, continual tremolos from all four players, a mighty crescendo culminating in the sort of climax which takes you by the throat and gives you a good shaking.” 5 Star Review, William Rufff, Reviewsgate https://reviewsgate.com/arcadia-string-quartet-lakeside…/
Newton Abbott
“I am not alone in finding the Arcadia stunning!…..Such a concert makes a lot of hard work worth-while.” Jeff Colman, NASDA
“Amazingly, the Arcadia kept intensity throughout; playing as one, they led us through a whole gamut of emotion. We were gripped in electric silences, as though our nerve endings had been jangled beyond endurance, but we certainly wanted more.
Our encore was the second movement of Weinberg’s 7th String Quartet, a work new to most of the audience. What a privilege for us to hear this before the Arcadia have recorded it.” https://nadsa.co.uk/2021/11/21/arcadia-string-quartet-2/
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