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Saturday's players approached it with the utmost refinement... the ensemble as a whole performed as if no one wanted you to miss the tiniest detail of this ravishingly sensual music.


The Irish Times:

 ‘Miriam Roycroft at the NCH. Miriam Roycroft was well in command of the solo cello part of the Tschaikowsky (Rococo Variations), with playing which was nicely shaped and well projected.’

Musical Times:

‘In the concerto, (by Moeran), the orchestra was joined by the excellent cellist, Miriam Roycroft.’

Yorkshire Post:

‘In the pastoral outpourings of Moeran’s Cello Concerto, Miriam Roycroft was an ardent and most persuasive soloist’.

Worthing News:

‘Such high quality…the almost chamber-like textures which she and her counterparts in the orchestra created ensured a heartfelt ovation from the audience’.(Dvořák Cello Concerto)

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

‘Cellist brings out the beauty of a concerto…the Moeran had some lovely moments of rare intensity in the solo cello part. The soloist had a full and beautiful forward tone and made the most of this rewarding piece. It’s certainly a piece I’d like to hear again’.

York Evening Press:

'Miriam Roycroft's cello matched the voices for elegiac intensity every inch of the way' (Tavener 'Svyati', at York Minster with the Chapter House Choir)

Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 19th February 2011, 7 Arts:

'Miriam Roycroft played the Cello Concerto in C with marvellous feeling, as if the extreme technical difficulties of the piece did not exist. Her warm, expressive sound was a joy to listen to'.

Haydn Cello Concerto in C, 8th October 2011, St. Bride's Hall, Belfast:

'Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is another boundary-pushing work, especially for the soloist, and Miriam Roycroft rose to the challenge with concentrated elegance. There’s no doubting her technique in fast passage-work, but it was her control of line in the slow movement that really gave this music breadth and depth. ' Andrea Ra

Woolley Hall: 27th May 2012:

'It was a sell-out!! Thanks zillions to everyone who came along to our first Northern Lights event at Woolley Hall- not a spare seat in the house! Totally brilliant Martinu, Britten and Morgan performed by totally brilliant 'cellist Miriam Roycroft and pianist Reamonn Keary.' Yorkshire Live Notes

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