Consortium 5’s unique ensemble included blends of haunting sounds and traditional music from the past, performing on the ‘Bassano’ consort recorders made by Adriana Breukink. In my opinion, Consortium5 are one of those rare ensembles in the classical contemporary scene, as they dedicate our musical heritage of composers with upcoming artists who have a compelling voice.
NONCLASSICAL’S BISCUIT TREAT AT V22
Posted by Brian Mark » August 3, 2012, http://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2012/08/nonclassical-biscuit-treat-at-v22-london/
This talented female ensemble, who met when students together at the Royal Academy of Music, played with superb and consistent musicality, illustrating perfectly the versatility of the varied instruments in their collection, and of their own playing as they swapped instruments, playing position and leadership of the group.
IPSWICH STAR – BURY ST EDMUNDS CONCERT REVIEW JULY 2012
Consortium5’s performances on Tangled Pipes provide a listening experience than can satisfy any listener from dedicated supporters of modernism to lovers of house music and other electronic genres. Tangled Pipes impressively bridges vastly diverse musical worlds – early music, modernism and electronica, among others – without breaking a sweat… Tangled Pipes compellingly suggests a new frontier for chamber ensembles and the world and art music CDs.
Garrett Schumann, 21st December 2010.