Aldeburgh: Britten Weekend:

“By setting his chamber music – for other combinations of instruments too – in context, the Doric String Quartet led a spellbinding series of concerts, rich in variety, impeccable in execution.”

Bachtrack, October 2018

 “Scintillating Britten from the Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings”

Bachtrack, October 2018

CD Recording:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Oundjian ADAMS Absolute Jest for Sting Quartet & Orchestra

 The Doric String Quartet brings sumptuous sweetness and laser-lke clarity to [the] solo part”

BBC Music Magazine July 2018, RECORDING OF THE MONTH

CD Recording: HAYDN String Quartets Op 64 Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

“The range of sounds the Doric produces, from clarion calls to whispering, vibrato-lite pianissimos, demonstrates the quartet’s appreciation of the architecture as well as the filigree of the music… It’s also hugely enjoyable to be led through these subtle, wonderful works by such enthusiastic guides.”

The Strad, May 2018

Wigmore Hall: HAYDN Quartets Op 64 Nos 4, 5, 6

“…flamboyant when called for, but not otherwise; vibrato sparing but beautiful; ensemble impeccable- a true togetherness…. One marvellous utterance followed by another.”

The Sunday Times, 11 March 2018

CD Recording: HAYDN String Quartets Op 64 Nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

“No 6 in E flat is a particular delight, but so is much else in these richly varied works, to which the excellent Doric players do ample justice.”

The Sunday Times, 25 February 2018

Longy’s Pickman Hall, Boston: HAYDN Quartet Op 64 No 6, BRITTEN Op 94 No 3, MENDELSSOHN Op 80 No 6

“A quartet in complete control of its performance delivered a nearly perfect realization of a work by a composer in complete control of his powers.”

The Boston Musical Intelligence, 18 February 2018

Wigmore Hall: HAYDN String Quartets Op 20 Nos 1, 2 & 3:

“The Doric Quartet shares it name with the plainest of Ancient Greek columns, but the colourful approach relates more closely to the elaborate Corinthian style: thoughtful intuitiveness added considerable yet entirely appropriate colour to Haydn’s music.”

ArtsDesk,13 September 2017

CD Recording (NMC): DENNEHY The Weather of It

“In Donnacha Denney’s tender, single-movement work, The Weather of It, a sense of a driving pulse that nods towards Philip Glass is never far away, faltering and fading only to re-emerge. The players of the Doric Quartet chart its ebb and flow with power and sensitivity, and relish the occasional swelling melodies”

The Strad, August 2017

CD Recording (Chandos): SCHUBERT Quartettsatz D703, String Quartet in G Major D887

 “The feverish unease that pervades these late Schubert works…is perfectly captured by the excellent Doric String Quartet…Their headlong rush through the dizzying key changes of the final allegro is a breathtaking treat.  A standout recording of 2017.”

The Guardian, 8 January 2017