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“EUBO’s performance was sensitive, revealing, imaginative and communicative. Several players were given the chance to shine.”
Andrew Benson-Wilson May 2016

“The players formed a real ensemble with a communal sense of vivid expressiveness, sense of vitality and constant feel of enjoyment. Whatever the mood of the music, whether happy, or sad, you felt they were all united in their wish to tell you that this was wonderful stuff.”
Planet Hugill May 2016

“Barockmusik, betörend schön gespielt. Das European Union Baroque Orchestra unter Leitung von Rachel Podger brillierte in der Basilika St. Emmeram in Regensburg.”
Mittelbayerische May 2016


“Brillantes Klangfeuerwerk – Das eindringliche, in seiner Gestik mitunter recht eigenwillige Dirigat von Lars Ulrik Mortensen ließ die jungen Musiker klanglich dicht zusammenrücken und gab ihnen zugleich genügend Freiheit, um sich in den Solopassagen mit individueller Klasse zu profilieren.” Silvia Adler, Echo (November 2015) Read full review

“Spielfreude, Eleganz, satter Klang, organisches Musizieren, klangliches Atmen – dieser Barock geht nicht nur ins Ohr, sondern unter die Haut, ist tatsächlich körperlich zu spüren und hebt einen förmlich aus dem Stuhl.” Jan-Geert Wolff, Allgemeine Zeitung (November 2015) Read full review

“…lifting the performers’ spirits and enthusing them with the sheer joy of the music” Andrew Benson-Wilson (October 2015) Read full review


Pure Handel CD in the shortlist for 2014 Gramophone Award: “a generous celebration of this estimable organisation’s (EUBO) continuing high achievement. These are live-wire performances, technically excellent and propelled with exactly the right degree of driving energy…” Read full review
Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone (August 2014)

5-star review: CD release Peace & Celebration “is testimony to the quality of EUBO and its Danish director: Mortensen’s command of the idiom is second to none.” Read full review
Andrew Clark, The Financial Times (4 April 2014)

CD release Peace & Celebration: “Mortensen and his youthful crew radiate the courtly joy of Handel’s first English-language masterpiece. Clare College Choir are excellent in every technical respect.” Read full review
David Vickers, Gramophone (May 2014)

CD release Peace & Celebration “The outstanding feature of the vocal works is the opening movement of the Birthday Ode, “Eternal source of light divine”, sung by Alex Potter, with the terrifying trumpet solo played with absolute conviction and surety by EUBO trumpeter Sebastian Philpott. You should buy this CD for this track alone – it is spine-tingling!” Read full review
Andrew Benson-Wilson, Early Music Review (April 2014)

EUBO DVD Joy & Sorrow Unmasked “Worth viewing if you value not just baroque music but its future in performance as well. Mortensen directs his eager players with sure hand and keen ear for detail … It is the enthusiasm of the young musicians that is the lasting impression, thanks in no small part to the alert intimacy of the direction.” Read full review
Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone (April 2014)

EUBO CD Pure Handel ”There is a lovely stylish confidence to the playing. This is a highly recommendable disc, the performances are vivid and involving without being too driven or over stylised. The music making captures the performers real enjoyment in this repertoire.” Read full review
Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill – A World of Classical Music (3 April 2014)


“These musicians of EUBO are young but directed and guided by a director whose zest and energy are akin to those of a much younger person. ….. crisp and elegantly phrased music ……. delivered with the same panache that characterised this concert.”
The Times of Malta