They have technique, style and high spirits in spades

They have technique, style and high spirits in spades

Time Out, Martin Hoyle

“..and congratulations to the Galliard Ensemble, the irrepressible wind quintet taken on as BBC New Generation Artists. The two-year scheme gives the most promising young artists most invaluable work experience, live and broadcast, though I wonder what anyone can teach the Galliards. To judge by their delectable Opus Number Zoo (DXL1025) they have technique, style and high spirits in spades. Besides Berio’s title piece (Ravel wasn’t the only one inspired by tomcats) there’s a tangy selection of Ibert, Farkas and others.”