"An easy flow between genres allowed the expertise of the individual performers to be showcased. Violinist Bojan Cicic swooped through a virtuosic tour de force by Baltzar, underpinned ingeniously by Silas Wollston at the keyboard. Glenton (cornetto) and Emily White (trombone) dazzled in a Becker sonata, before Richard Boothby (viola da gamba) spun a compelling narrative with Schenck’s L’écho du Danube ... Be sure to keep an ear out for in Echo."
"It's hard to say when early music became mainstream again, when the thirst for new old music and new ways of thinking about it was replaced by hearing the 'same old'. However there are still plenty of individuals researching this period that we think we know, coming up with repertoire that surprises and challenging what we thought we knew. I went to in Echo's inaugural concert this week and was very taken not only with the whole concept about the northern response to southern European music but with the highly inventive and colourful repertoire of this early-mid period of the 17th century, generally seen as a slightly awkward thumb-twiddling exercise until Corelli/Vivaldi conveniently arrive - presumably not how they saw it at the time. Add to this the fantastic playing of some of the most thoughtful but also virtuosic players around and you have that wonderful thing - a genuinely interesting, musically rewarding concert that leaves you understanding the period better too."
Robert Hollingworth reviewing 'Northern Soul', December 2016
"A wonderful concert tonight by in Echo at the National Centre for Early Music in York. Imaginative theme, cleverly balanced programme and fantastic musicianship"
David Vickers, December 2016