" dazzling dexterity "
Natalie Wheen, Classic FM
" What a show! Don’t miss them… musically and technically world class "
Jay Friedman, Principal Trombone, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
" Bones Apart has done it again! The playing on this CD is first class. I really enjoyed the blend, balance, and terrific musicianship. Very inspiring. I highly recommend this CD to all. Bravissima! "
Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic Orchestra
" ..they transcend the stereotype of their instrument "
Jens Lindemann, International Trumpet Soloist
" Bones Apart is, without question, one of the finest trombone quartets in the world "
Michael Davidson, University of Texas, Austin
“ It was one of the best recitals I’ve had the pleasure of promoting “
Nick Parrans-Smith, Director of Music, Trent College
“ It was a wonderful performance. I never knew that trombones could sound like that! “
Louise, audience member
" Bones Apart represents all that is best about British brass playing, with a beauty of sound and musicality that is simply stunning. They communicate with passion and humour and serve as wonderful ambassadors for the trombone "
Kevin Price, Head of Music Performance, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
“ Your gorgeous blend, and chorale-like sound in the second movement was simply gorgeous, and your singing and expressive interpretation of all the melodies made the music so powerful! … In the virtuoso solo passages, your playing was dazzling! …
It means SO much to a composer to have their music played and recorded with such care, such fantastic attention to detail, and such beauty!!! “
Eric Ewazen, Composer
" You are fantastic ambassadors for the trombone, great role models. You display stunning versatility, dexterity, originality and musicianship.
Your visit has made a big impact, thank you very much "
Anne Higgs, Peripatetic Brass Teacher, Somerset
“ A well-conceived programme blended an array of musical styles, all inspired by the works of Shakespeare, ranging from the Baroque to Bernstein… The players were on magnificent form, demonstrating virtuosic skills combined with instinctive ensemble playing that had the four players working as one. A magnificent way to begin the new season! “
Daniel Harding, Kent University
" The music was brought to the stage by a chamber group at the peak of its powers in a performance of elegance, subtlety and considerable variety in tonal colour. "
Mark Good, Bandsman magazine
“ It was absolutely fabulous. I particularly enjoyed the premiere of the new composition, but the entire programme was very well planned with a wonderful selection of pieces. “
Vicky, audience member
" A magnificent display of playing "
Richard Debonnaire, Bromley Trombone Workshop
" Bones Apart just get better and better. Individually they are all players at the top of their profession, their skill, dexterity and musicianship is quite stunning.
Combined they are spectacular ambassadors for the trombone! "
" Bones Apart demonstrated not only wondrously clean, clear and full trombone playing (how do they produce such a well-blended sound all the time?!), but also showed a special blend of humility and charisma in their interactions with the audience "
Micah Everett, International Trombone Association Journal
" ... not only one of the best trombone concerts I have ever heard, not only one of the best brass concerts I have ever heard - it was one of the best concerts I have ever heard "
Jim Prindle, freelance Bass Trombonist, San Diego, California