October 4, 2018

Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Op.57 – Lammermuir Festival 2018

“In a deliciously dynamic rich performance, the skills of Simpson as an award-winning composer were surely detectable in the technically taxing cadenzas of a piece that is virtuoso stuff from the start, full of zestful exchanges with the high strings over a striding bass figure.”

The Herald – Keith Bruce

“Simpson’s minutely detailed, theatrical approach, set off with a wonderfully lithe, flexible technique… There’s no doubting Simpson’s showmanship, as both clarinettist and composer… It was a thrilling, unpredictable performance… a fearsomely intense, dramatic account of the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto in which he seemed to live every moment of the piece”

The Arts Desk – David Kettle


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