April 2013 - Recital with Ksenija Sidorova at 1901 Arts Club
in The Observer reviews a performance that "repurified our cluttered world of
April 2013 - Echoes of Bach: Principal players of Aurora Orchestra at Kings Place
A glittering 5-star review from Bachtrack.
April 2013 - Limelight at 100 Club
Classical Music Magazine attended Thomas's
performance at the 100 Club with Chris Hopkins on piano.
March - 1 April 2013 - Wallace and Gromit's Musical Marvels
The Argus reviews a performance featuring "Aurora’s brilliant young leader Tom
Gould" at Brighton Dome's Concert Hall.
March 2013 - Aurora Orchestra / Insomnia
Two excellent reviews for Thomas's
performance of James Macmillan's A Deep but Dazzling Darkness at LSO St
- 13 February 2013 - Britten Sinfonia At Lunch
Reviews from Brighton and
London for this programme of Copland, Shostakovich, Britten and a new work by
January 2013 - Aurora Orchestra / Zeitgeist: Riot in Vienna, 1913
from Aurora's debut performance at the Southbank Centre in The Rest Is Noise festival,
featuring a performance of Kreisler's Marche Miniature Viennoise.
January 2013 - Britten Sinfonia / Angela Hewitt
Excellent reviews for the
orchestra's concerts in Birmingham and the Barbican with pianist Angela Hewitt.
November 2012 - Platform33
Reviews from Thomas's headlining solo set at
The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell.
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.
staggeringly virtuosic Gould...his musicianship is enthralling. A talent to watch."
Guardian, Charlotte Higgins
brilliant young Thomas Gould...a soloist of rare refinement."
Sunday Times, Paul Driver
Gould sailed in splendour through its multiple moods, aggressive, hushed, folksy,
The Times, Geoff Brown
with angelic sweetness and airy grace by Thomas Gould...penetrating and radiant,
though he has plenty of drama and fire in reserve."
Telegraph, Ivan Hewett
superb playing skills of Thomas Gould, who made the instrument sing like a nightingale
and growl like a bear."
The Times, Richard Morrison
remarkably talented violinist Thomas Gould...[his] playing is full of breathtaking
shifts of perspective and colour."
Gould's timelessly pure and focused tone."
dazzling solo violin…an excellent performance with a soloist who commands attention
and performs with style."
Music Web International
Review, Carla Rees
Gould…his ravishing exploration of the tonal possibilities of a string ensemble
played here with precision and panache."
weird-looking six-stringed instrument brilliantly handled by Thomas Gould."
Telegraph, Ivan Hewett
Gould…created a moment of fragile, elegiac beauty."
Music, Elizabeth Davis
taut sense of expression and atmosphere."
Strad, Edward Bhesania
boyish violinist from Hampstead is taking the orchestral world by storm."
Standard, Fiona Maddocks