”Each voice has a distinct character and function, aiming for individuality of musical line rather than mass of sound. The power of this ensemble lies in their daring to perform with individual voices as a single unit.”
26 January, 2013
“I have experience of coaching student and young professional period instrument performers across Europe, but the open mindness, enthusiasm and skill of Symphonie Atlantique exceeds anything I have encountered elsewhere. The combination of talent, energy and research-led approach to historical performance combine in this ensemble to produce extremely exciting and highly competent results.(…) The engagement of the players coupled with exceptionally intelligent musicianship produced extremely compelling performances.”
Claire Holden (Oxford), professor of Historical Performance at the Royal Academy of Music London, violinist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightment and PhD candidate at Cardiff University with a focus on early nineteenth century violin performing practices.
“With the enthusiasm of one who embarks on a light boat at the mercy of the wind, the members of [Symphonie Atlantique] played as if their lives depended on every note.”
Interview with Rebecca Huber (Akkoord)
“Based in The Hague, Symphonie Atlantique is a newcomer to watch. Last Sunday, their matinee performance of Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Egitto was enthusiastically received by the public of the Concertgebouw and demonstrated that period performances have bright days ahead.”
Alles werd gedragen door het energieke spel van Symphonie Atlantique, een internationaal, in Den Haag gevestigd barokorkest, dat respect afdwong door de ruim vier uur durende opera staand te spelen.
Everything was carried by energetic playing from Symphonie Atlantique, an international baroque orchestra based in the Hague; that they played standing throughout the entire four hour opera commands respect.