Reviews & Quotes

“Vividly engaged and engaging Handel really lifted this performance. It is sometimes easy to present Handel’s Italian cantatas as elegant musical exercises, but here Keohane, Mortensen and the players gave us a real feeling of the personal drama of the work.”
Robert Hugill,, May 2017

“The opening Concerto Grosso in d (Op.6/10) was a test of the extraordinary talents of the young musicians, the crisp opening flourishes played with precise rhythmic flair.”
Andrew Benson-Wilson, May 2017

“The blooming excitement of youth, the brilliant European Union Baroque Orchestra”
Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3, January 2017

“As ever, the playing of the young EUBO instrumentalists was outstanding, their evident enthusiasm bring a delightful freshness to Bach’s music.”
Andrew Benson-Wilson, January 2017

“EUBO’s concert was terrific, with the most exciting and alive performance of Bach’s 4th Orchestral Suite that I’ve ever heard.”
Simon Heighes, BBC Radio 3, January 2017

“Orchestraler Höhepunkt des Abends war die mit Tempo und Energie aufgeladene 4. Orchestersuite unter der Leitung des Oboisten Alfredo Bernardini: Eine so spannende Satzfolge hört man nicht oft. Alle Mitglieder des EUBOs beweisen Exzellenz.“
Dorothea Buchmann-Ehrle, Echo (Darmstadt), January 2017

“Le concert rayonnant de joie et de vitalité, présenté par l’EUBO et le BAROCK VOKAL au Trifolion Echternach , a brillamment répondu à l’attente du public.”
Isabelle Trüb, Luxemburger Wort, December 2016

“Von der Geige aus leitet Faultless mit untrüglichem Gespür für das richtige Tempo, mit Gefühlstiefe, rhythmischem Anschlag, der fast schon rockig ist, und mit strahlender Freude an diesen Schätzen eines goldenen Zeitalters der Musik.”
Wiesbadener Kurier November 2016

“What has always impressed me with EUBO, in all its various annual formations, has been the sheer joy and dynamism of the young players.”
Andrew Benson-Wilson November 2016

“Mortensen’s energetic and characterful direction from the harpsichord inspired a rich, colourful sound, with gracefully arching phrases: there was nothing flashy, just elegant, tasteful playing, particularly in the lightly scored passages.”
Jane Shuttleworth, Bachtrack August 2016

“Three cheers for the European Union Baroque Orchestra, which unites young musicians from across Europe — including the UK — so as to bridge the gap between being a student and turning professional.”
Evening Standard May 2016

The young EUBO musicians play with a captivating freshness and vitality that is hard to match, though they are also as technically accomplished as the members of much more experienced groups.
Early Music (Oxford Journals)