“William Walton’s (second) String Quartet [was] admirably expressed here in playing of trenchant precision and aching tenderness. Mood-changes were finely integrated within the first movement, the Presto was athletically taut and the Lento offered the last word in refinement, four musicians working as one, and then ending with ebullience.”
Classical Source (David Truslove), August 2019
”Colours and textures [in Walton’s Quartet in A minor] were beautifully judged, from febrile to mercurial and finally spiky.”
The Guardian (Ryan Evans), 2019
“Saturday's recital by the terrific Albion Quartet was all highlights, with Dvorak's 'American' Quartet (full of melodic thrust, clean lines and supercharged dynamic contrasts) and Walton's Quartet No.2 (tight, sinewy restlessness in the fast movements and a Lento of wonderfully poised sadness).”
Midlands Classical Music Making (David Hart), August 2019
“Breathless silence was followed by enthusiastic applause and loud bravos – the audience in the Kaisersaal of Schloss Corvey applauded frenetically after a stunning performance of Dvorak’s Slavonic string quartet by the British Albion Quartet, which brought the festival to a close.”
Neue Westfälische (Burkhard Battran), September 2018
“Tamsin Waley-Cohen’s Albion Quartet played Beethoven’s Op 74 string quartet, The Harp, with (...) bucketfuls of energy, teamwork and ideas.”
The Times (Richard Morrison), 2018
[Josef Suk’s Meditation] begins quietly but builds to a powerful climax before fading into silence and the highly committed performance left a deep impression and a desire to hear the work again.
East Anglian Daily Times (Gareth Jones), 2018
"The Albion Quartet displays the expected virtues of perfect (but natural-sounding) ensemble, a sense of intent communication between its four members and with the audience; they play with great vibrancy and a complementary sense of discipline and balance. They are evidently an ensemble eager to play works from right across the substantial repertoire for String Quartet, and also to design programmes which are far more than just a ‘random’ sequence of master works."
-Seen and Heard (Glyn Pursglove), 2017