Violinist Thomas Gould, who joins the Brighton Phil on Sun 1 December to perform Vaughan Williams’ glorious masterpiece for solo violin and orchestra, won rave reviews for his recording of the work on a CD entitled Live in Riga alongside Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Sinfonietta Riga for Edition Classics in 2015.
“Gould soars aloft with effortless grace, tenderness and fragrant poetry.” Gramophone Magazine
You can read the review by Andrew Achenbach in full at: https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/beethoven-violin-concerto-vaughan-williams-the-lark-ascending
“A serene, lyrically airborne, softly voiced account. There is a natural sweetness and polish to Gould’s timbre, but it has a ripeness, clarity and purity as well…An absolute winner of a disc.” The Telegraph
You can read the review by Geoffrey Norris in full at: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalcdreviews/11541629/Thomas-Gould-Live-in-Riga-review-an-absolute-winner.html
We very much look forward to hearing Thomas, who plays a 1782 Guadagnini violin, perform with the Brighton Phil at Brighton Dome, conducted by Natalie Murray-Beale.
For full details of the concert, which also includes Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and Haydn’s “Farewell” Symphony, see: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts/natalie-murray-beale-conducts-the-brighton-phil-thomas-gould-violin/