Park Lane Group Young Artists Purcell Room
'From the point of view of rounded, fully achieved performance the duet of violinist Diana Galvydyte and pianist Christopher Guild were the highlight of the series’ first two days. Anthony Payne’s beautifully crafted duet pieces could seem dry, but these performers revealed their coiled energy and flashes of melodic grace.'
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, January 2012
'The elegiac whorls and eddies of Anthony Payne's Footfalls Echo in the Memory and Of Knots and Skeins fitted neatly under the fingers of pianist Christopher Guild and flattered violinist Diana Galvydyte's rich, incisive sound. Playing unaccompanied in Thomas Oehler's rhapsodic The Great Refusal and Esa-Pekka Salonen's curving, keening chaconne, Lachen Verlernt, Galvydyte displayed a range of colours and a sense of line that could easily adapt to Sciarrino, Sibelius, Bartok, Biber or Brahms. A name to remember and, in the Salonen, a work to relish.'
Anna Picard, The Independent, January 2012