British violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen – described by the late Ruggiero Ricci following a masterclass as the “most exceptionally gifted young violinist I have ever encountered” – adds to her already prodigious reputation with a new disc of timeless works for strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Edward Elgar.
Joined again the the Orchestra of the Swan under David Curtis, the centre piece of the programme is an enchanting performance of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.
Her sense of line and capacity to make things happen are both beautiful and strikingly individual … The Lark Ascending‘s opening solo searches out an extreme degree of musical space in a way that’s at once daring and mesmerising – BBC Music Magazine
Superlative performances of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending … Highly recommended – Northern Echo
This double homage to strings and English composers is engrossingly good – Sinfini Music