• Played with a thrilling iron-fist-in-velvet-glove touch by the Vertavo Quartet, it was a miracle of stylistic light-footedness.

    Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
  • The whole concert was treasurable, the musicianship impeccable, and over all shone the extraordinary beauty of the Vertavo players' tone.

    Seattle Post- Intelligencer
  • ... the Vertavos created fireworks with their tangible joy in playing: it is moments like these that make music truly magical

    Hamburger Abenblatt
  • ... what impresses most is the integrity and imagination ... With phenomenal expressive flexibility, the Vertavo moved from warmest sensuality to knife-edge bitterness

    The Guardian
  • ... the Norwegians with their flair, their physicality and their communicative urgency, were the most compelling chamber ensemble I have heard in years

    Norman Lebrecht, The Daily Telegraph