'...Bryan plays with brilliance, dexterity and sensitivity, fully matching the demands and responses placed upon the soloist.' IRR
'A follow-up disc that is every bit as charming, lively and challenging as the first. The Scotsman
Gramophone Choice - August 2013
'Katherine Bryan and the RSNO capture the fluctuating moods of the music superbly in this performance, by turns lyrical, playful, sinister and violent.'
The Flute Concerto by American composer Christopher Rouse is among his most successful and widely performed works since its debut in 1994. Rouse's concerto calls for astonishing pyrotechnics for both the flute and the orchestra; Katherine is able to showcase the sheer quality of her technique and her playing.
French composer Jacques Ibert's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra is one of the best-loved and most frequently performed concertos in the flute repertoire. Full of humour, virtuosity and intense technical challenges for the soloist, it is characteristic of Ibert's eclectic, versatile compositional style.
Despite being only a little over three minutes long, Debussy's Syrinx has achieved iconic status and is regarded as an essential piece in any serious flautist's repertoire.
Martin's Ballade features wide harmonic leaps and tests the full range of the instrument, not least with a memorable section for the low register which sees Katherine relish the challenge.
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'Highly recommended!'more >>Daily Telegraph
‘...appealingly liquid timbre, fluency and pearly articulacy...'Classical Candor
'Bryan is a flutist of the first order, her playing sensitive and flowing.'more >>Pizzicato
‘Bryans kristalliner Ton schwebt durch den Raum und macht die intimen Momente der music zu einem besonderen Erlebnis.’more >>Fanfare
‘The recording catches Bryan’s full clear tone beautifully, in perfect balance with the orchestra.’more >>American Record Guide
‘Energy and intensity is the key to a performance of the Ballade by Swiss composer Frank Martin (1890–1974), and Bryan doesn’t let up.’more >>MusicWeb International
‘...a fine performance...'more >>International Record Review
'...Bryan plays with brilliance, dexterity and sensitivity, fully matching the demands and responses placed upon the soloist.'more >>Gramophone
Choice: '...exquisitely eloquent...'more >>BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'...an interesting programme'more >>Maestro Steve
‘…captured in Linn’s sonic splendour, [it’s] simply amazing to hear…Highly recommended!’more >>McAlister Matheson Music
'Bryan offers effortless, impeccable performances…’more >>The Scotsman
Interview & Review: 'A follow-up disc that is every bit as charming, lively and challenging as the first...[and] offer[s] up a delicious cocktail of rare and beautiful music. Bryan's wistful performances do every one of them justice.'more >>AllMusic.com
'An immensely satisfying flute-and-orchestra recital.'more >>HighResMac.com
'Bryan überbrückt den Spagat zwischen moderner Atonalität und harmonischer Auflösung mit feinem, warmem Ton und zeigt, warum sie als eine der besten Flötistinnen Britanniens gilt.'more >>Hi Res Mac
‘Das wird der munteren, spielfreudigen und sehr genauen Interpretation nur gerecht.’more >>Classical Daily
‘Young flautist Katherine Bryan is rapidly establishing her place as one of Britain’s bright musical stars of the future.’Dagogo
‘Katherine has chosen a program that places maximum demands on her and the RSNO but one that delivers maximum pleasure for the listener… astonishing pyrotechnics from both the flute and the orchestra’more >>