skip to Main Content

They have technique, style and high spirits in spades

Time Out, Martin Hoyle

“..and congratulations to the Galliard Ensemble, the irrepressible wind quintet taken on as BBC New Generation Artists. The two-year scheme gives the most promising young artists most invaluable work experience, live and broadcast, though I wonder what anyone can teach the Galliards. To judge by their delectable Opus Number Zoo (DXL1025) they have technique, style and high spirits in spades. Besides Berio’s title piece (Ravel wasn’t the only one inspired by tomcats) there’s a tangy selection of Ibert, Farkas and others.”

You may also like to see...
Incisive, confident and well-tuned

BBC Music Magazine, Anthony Burton

Crisp articulation

Stephen Francis Vasta, MusicWeb International

Excellent playing, well-balanced and full of character

Gramophone, Geoffrey Norris

Played with verve

The Northern Echo

The glittering talent that is the Galliard Ensemble

What’s on in London, Duncan Hadfield

Superbly played

Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone

Galliard Ensemble Ref 17 Please Credit Stan Papior Smed
Sheer wit and panache

Rian Evans, The Guardian

Immaculate performances … a pure delight … unreservedly recommended

MusicWeb International, Hubert Culot

Pure pleasure


Demands that were easily met

The Times

A young ensemble of considerable merit

Gramophone, Arnold Whittall

Superb sound

Richard Whitehouse

Excellently played

BBC Music Magazine, Nicholas Williams

One of the highlights

Paul Conway, The Independent

Stunning music and extraordinary playing


The Observer, Edward Bhesania

Well performed

The Sunday Times, Paul Driver

The performances are simply breath-taking

Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach

Endlessly fascinating

The Guardian, Andrew Clements

Excellent ensemble playing and vivid recording.

Classical Music on the Web UK, Peter Grahame Woolf

Galliard Ensemble
Like angels sent from heaven

Paul Patterson

Beautiful, delicate and fluent playing

Aberdeen Press and Journal, Alan Cooper

A highly talented wind quintet

West Somerset Free Press, Trevor L Sharpe

Galliard Ensemble
Immaculately prepared

Seen & Heard, Peter Graham Woolf

Back To Top