“This was a quality of violin sound as beautiful as it comes...pristinely shaped and immaculately delivered”

Musical Opinion Sept/Oct 2006 (Wigmore Hall)

“It is rare to hear such engaged, fiery playing...hard to imagine that more inspired performances could be possible. Philipps doesn't need to search for duende; she's already got it...”

international record review april 2005, ivan moody

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“ of the most beautiful musical tributes ever paid to Lorca...reminiscent of that fantastic performance by Victoria de los Angeles and Alicia Larrocha. ”

el pais may 2005, ian gibson

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“Where some artists come over effete and pale-hued, Philipps and Sophia Rahman plunge in with an almost Bartokian rigour in the outer movements while the central Intermezzo is a sundrenched seascape of intoxicating seductiveness.”

the strad september 2005, julian haylock

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interview with judith monk

musical opinion july 2006

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“Manfred Wagner-Artzt and Sian Philipps plumbed the depths of nuance to be found in "Four pieces" op.7 by Webern”

Oesterreichische Musikzeitschrift 5/2004 (Porgy and Bess 3/ 2004)

“Siân Philipps plays with intense feeling and tonal beauty”

musical opinion 2003

“She plays with impressive command - with much colour and refinement to her phrasing”

the strad 2003

“Queen of Hearts, Siân Philipps proved she is a virtuosic master of the violin”

dithmarschen landeszeitung 2001

“Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto soloist, Siân Philipps, has a faultless technique and a style which is reminiscent of established virtuosi...I fully expect Miss Philipps to join their ranks”

bucks examiner june 1999

“Sometimes you hear something so good you hardly dare breathe and her Carmen Fantasy certainly had that effect. There was a touch of genius about her performance”

the journal, newcastle 1999