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22 April 2013 - Recital with Ksenija Sidorova at 1901 Arts Club
Fiona Maddocks in The Observer reviews a performance that "repurified our cluttered world of ordered sound."


20 April 2013 - Echoes of Bach: Principal players of Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place
A glittering 5-star review from Bachtrack.


10 April 2013 - Limelight at 100 Club
Classical Music Magazine attended Thomas's performance at the 100 Club with Chris Hopkins on piano.


30 March - 1 April 2013 - Wallace and Gromit's Musical Marvels
Brighton's The Argus reviews a performance featuring "Aurora’s brilliant young leader Tom Gould" at Brighton Dome's Concert Hall.


23 March 2013 - Aurora Orchestra / Insomnia
Two excellent reviews for Thomas's performance of James Macmillan's A Deep but Dazzling Darkness at LSO St Luke's.


9 - 13 February 2013 - Britten Sinfonia At Lunch
Reviews from Brighton and London for this programme of Copland, Shostakovich, Britten and a new work by Jay Greenberg.


20 January 2013 - Aurora Orchestra / Zeitgeist: Riot in Vienna, 1913
A review from Aurora's debut performance at the Southbank Centre in The Rest Is Noise festival, featuring a performance of Kreisler's Marche Miniature Viennoise.


13-16 January 2013 - Britten Sinfonia / Angela Hewitt
Excellent reviews for the orchestra's concerts in Birmingham and the Barbican with pianist Angela Hewitt.


28 November 2012 - Platform33
Reviews from Thomas's headlining solo set at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell.


16 October 2012 - Los Angeles Philharmonic
Reviews from US West Coast premiere performance of Nico Muhly's Seeing is Believing with LA Phil New Music Group conducted by John Adams.


"The staggeringly virtuosic Gould...his musicianship is enthralling. A talent to watch."
The Guardian, Charlotte Higgins

"The brilliant young Thomas Gould...a soloist of rare refinement."
The Sunday Times, Paul Driver

"Thomas Gould sailed in splendour through its multiple moods, aggressive, hushed, folksy, or forlorn."
The Times, Geoff Brown

"...played with angelic sweetness and airy grace by Thomas Gould...penetrating and radiant, though he has plenty of drama and fire in reserve."
The Telegraph, Ivan Hewett

"…the superb playing skills of Thomas Gould, who made the instrument sing like a nightingale and growl like a bear."
The Times, Richard Morrison

"The remarkably talented violinist Thomas Gould...[his] playing is full of breathtaking shifts of perspective and colour."
Evening Standard, Barry Millington

"Thomas Gould's timelessly pure and focused tone."
The Independent, Michael Church

"Gould's dazzling solo violin…an excellent performance with a soloist who commands attention and performs with style."
Music Web International Review, Carla Rees

"Thomas Gould…his ravishing exploration of the tonal possibilities of a string ensemble played here with precision and panache."
The Observer, Stephen Pritchard

"…a weird-looking six-stringed instrument brilliantly handled by Thomas Gould."
The Telegraph, Ivan Hewett

"Thomas Gould…created a moment of fragile, elegiac beauty."
BBC Music, Elizabeth Davis

"Gould...a taut sense of expression and atmosphere."
The Strad, Edward Bhesania

"A boyish violinist from Hampstead is taking the orchestral world by storm."
Evening Standard, Fiona Maddocks

 

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