Concerto Copenhagen rests in Brisbane, reviewed in The Australian

Concerto Copenhagen are enjoying a well deserved rest in Brisbane today after a stressful and tiring day yesterday. Having been split into three groups to travel to Brisbane from Melbourne due to airline disruptions from the volcanic ash, the third group arrived in Brisbane at 5pm and headed straight to the Concert Hall for a soundcheck and performance! The concert went extremely well and Brisbane patrons were more than understanding about the delayed start time.

Meanwhile we’re all pleased with Eamonn Kelly’s review of the group’s Melbourne concert in The Australian.

“Australia is fortunate to have the talents of Genevieve Lacey, one of the country’s most proficient instrumental soloists and among the world’s leading recorder masters… her performance of Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C major was effervescent in the sprightly outer movements and so sensitively controlled and even toned in the slow movement as to give the impression of a single, unbroken musical phrase.

“[Concerto Copenhagen] employed understated dynamism, striking a balance between taut articulation, emphatic phrasing and delicacy of tone. Interplay between string parts was emphasised without becoming excessive, this sensitive and fluent dialogue being the highlight of an elegant post-interval account of Handel’s Sonata a 5 in B flat. More sedate but equally nuanced was a stately rendition of selections from Roman’s Golovin Music, even the bristling allegro movements retaining a dignified air of calm.”

Read the full review here.

Have you been to a Concerto Copenhagen concert? We’d love to hear what you thought!

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