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PRESS ACCLAIM
 

"A performance like this probes parts of the soul you didn't know about."
Philadelphia Inquirer
 

"Together, the members of the BPWQ..have lived and explored the tonal and contrapuntal possibilities of the wind quintet to perfection."
San Francisco Classical Voice


“Breathtakingly perfect…an astonishing experience.”
The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland)
 

“A beautifully turned performance...vividly evocative.”
Washington Post
 

“Superlative music making….dazzlingly virtuosic”
Sydney Morning Herald
 

“Authoritative and technically impeccable.”
Buffalo News
 

“The ensemble shone in the light of their individual and collective virtuosity.”
Anchorage Daily News
 

“Superb….Dazzling…Astonishing…in shifts of tempo and dynamics, I doubt a strand of hair could have been put between the sound of one player and another.”
Indianapolis Star
 

“Superb…Pure-toned instrumental textures, smoothly blended ensemble and sterling musicianship…marvelous.”
Chicago Tribune
 

"These are performances of integrity and technical accomplishment. This is real chamber music ... irresistible."
BBC Music Magazine
 

"Extraordinary precision... a dazzling reading. This ensemble makes a rich, wonderfully blended sound, synchronizes perfectly in the most devilishly difficult of passages and generally plays like a great string quartet"
American Record Guide
 

“The ensemble remains as virtuosic and skilled a unit as any on the chamber music circuit.”
Los Angeles Times
 

It is rare to hear man perfectly integrated with music - when the two are so inextricably linked, so aware yet selfless, that distinctions between them are rendered meaningless. Such communion was achieved by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. It was a concert not to be forgotten .”
Washington Post
 

“To hear the Berliners play with such precision, resilience and so much expressive detail was a musical treat.”
Montreal Gazette
 

" The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet are faultless . Recommended with enthusiasm."

Gramophone
 

“This group, drawing together five players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, offers everything such a distinguished pedigree would lead you to expect in terms of technical polish, intonational purity and musical refinement. The performances had in delightful abundance that sense of easy give-and-take among friends which characterizes chamber music at the highest level.”
IRISH TIMES