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October 2012 – Finn Folk & Baroque – Cologne

October 2012

Irish Chamber Orchestra

Pekka Kuusisto Director/Violin 

“Eventually, during the Double Concerto BWV 1043 the laid back tempi caused a slight lack of musical tension, despite the fact that concertmaster Katherine Hunka, (who had invited her colleague to lead her glorious ensemble for this concert), and soloist Pekka Kuusisto communicated with each other in a very sincere and heartfelt musical dialogue”. Kolnische Rundschau  

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      “What they have in common, though reasonably popular choices all, is that they are a refreshing combination of serious musicianship, well away from the comfy-cozy coterie of the ever-same, predictably marketable but often musically boring artists that invariably clog much of the circuit with that nice, grinning, PR-smooth and utterly unoriginal feeling”
      Jens F. Laurson, Forbes

      “But beyond loud and fast, dynamic extremes and pointed phrasing, the whole performance was so articulate as to have breathed a whole new interpretative air this, Mendelssohn’s third-most ignored, symphony.”

      Jens F. Laurson, Forbes

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      “the orchestra is an experimental orchestra with an innovative conductor”.
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      “A vivid account of the Reformation Symphony brought a spell-binding evening to a close”.

      “There is a taut vivacity to the playing of this orchestra that’s easily traced to the geniality of the group”

      George Hamilton, The Irish Independent

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