The lively Ensemble Marsyas are joined by violinist Monica Huggett in the third of the set, full of literally breathless counterpoint, while at the end is a beguiling single slow movement that leaves us up in the air, as if I had finished this review with a question mark.2nd September 2012. --The Observer
it's the group's nuance that's transfixing. When textures become sparse, delivery intensifies; when the line expands, the tempo stretches; when counterpoint thickens, articulation is leavened. The players are audibly intelligent, at once humorous and illuminating. Non-interventionist engineering shows that less can be more when the artists are first-rate.November 2012. --BBC Music Magazine
There is highly capable playing, with expert tuning, smooth lines, and techniques apparently taxed only by the quickfire repeated notes in Sonata No. 6. The sound is also wonderfully clear and well balanced.Awards Issue 2012. --Gramophone
About the Artist
The players have established themselves at the forefront of the profession collaborating with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Ton Koopman, Thomas Hengelbrock and Mark Minkowski at prestigious venues across the world including the Musikverein (Vienna) the Philharmonie (Berlin), the Carnegie Hall (New York) and Wigmore Hall (London). Baroque violin soloist Monica Huggett who is currently head of historical performance at the Juilliard School in New York and is herself a multiple Gramophone Award winner and top selling artist, leads the ensemble. Ensemble Marsyas is Monica Huggett - Violin, Peter Whelan - Bassoon, Josep Domènech Lafont - Oboe, Molly Marsh - Oboe, Thomas Dunford - Theorbo, Philippe Grisvard -Harpsichord/Organ, Christine Sticher -Violone.