Radius

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Reviews

Radius / LIFE STORIES, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2015 - Bachtrack

“If Harold Pinter had ever written an opera, this would surely be it”

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Radius / LIFE STORIES, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2015 - The Stage

“...a death scene of rare power that is profoundly tragic and deeply credible”

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Radius / LIFE STORIES, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2015 - A Younger Theatre

“If Harold Pinter had ever written an opera, this would surely be it”

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Radius / LIFE STORIES, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2015 - Musically Notable

“...incredibly convincing, engaging, full of emotion...”

“...a truly remarkable performance that is nearly unheard of within smaller opera companies and festivals...”

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Radius / LIFE STORIES, Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival 2015 - Operissima

“A masterclass twice over ... a joy from start to finish”

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Radius / MADAME X, various venues 2014

“Strong performances ... Benjamin directs with considerable theatrical flair”

“Succeeds in sustaining interest over nearly two hours ... The fluent, well-crafted score offers some striking moments”

“The music thrills ... an intriguing bit of weirdness”

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Radius / EMILY, Todmorden Hippodrome, July 2013 - Seen & Heard / Rob Barnett

“It brought the house down ... a tribute to the composer and the utterly convincing singers”

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Radius / EMILY, Todmorden Hippodrome, July 2013 - Northern Soul

“A gorgeous crescendo and a powerful epilogue ... They have created quite a feat”

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Radius / EMILY, Todmorden Hippodrome, July 2013 - Todmorden News

“An enchanting visual spectacle, with incredible voices and haunting, hypnotic music ... it even managed to get me to rethink opera”

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Radius / Purcell Room, October 2009 - Classical Music magazine

“...verve and ear-catching musicianship”

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Radius / Purcell Room, October 2009 - Musical Opinion

“...breathtaking clarity”

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Radius at Wigmore Hall, June 2009 - Musical Criticism

“The performance engaged throughout”

“A strong end to an eclectic and often captivating concert”

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Radius in Seen And Heard / Music Web International, May 2008

“A memorable performance, which appealed musically, dramatically and intellectually”

“An outstanding concert”

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Radius in the Gazette and Herald, 24th June 2008

“Brilliant musicality, an immense display of technical prowess”

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The Guardian, September 2007

“Corley's story is one that needs to be told, and it is told using music that needs to be listened to. If you're in London, if you're listening, go.”

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Classical Music, December 2007

“The performance by the young contemporary music ensemble Radius
was exceptionally assured”

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SPNM New Notes, May 2007

“An enviable assortment of gifted young players ...
this concert was brilliantly executed and conceived.”

“The superbly individual performance of Benjamin's piano prelude by Berenika ... thundering and taut playing threatened a virtuosic violence.”

“Benjamin's quirky series of bagatelles ... this judicious musical künstlerroman brought a welcome levity ... certainly something to smile about”

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Radius in The Cherwell, May 2007

“Radius are the sum of a remarkable group of parts
and demand to be listened to and engaged with”

“Cellist Oliver Coates' percussive, athletic bowing displays wonderful dexterity ... an overwhelming and sensuous experience”

“Benjamin's Five Bagatelles was most successful in embracing the 'New' ...
a piece which continually eluded expectation”

“Radius neither attempt to associate themselves with trendy electronic fusion movements nor pander to the proles by sandwiching Mozart with Modern”

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Radius in The Oxford Student, May 2007

“Delicate moments juxtaposed with some explosively extrovert performances”

“Very impressive performance ... brain-child of composer Tim Benjamin ... delivered fluently and never allowed to lose the mesmerising quality”

“Benjamin weaves engagingly pithy textures ... dramatic performances ... genuinely exciting”

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Radius in Seen And Heard / Music Web International, January 2008

“This was virtuosity in the extreme - and he made it seem easy”

“This was an excellent concert ... there was some first-rate playing”

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Radius in The Guardian, January 2008

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Radius in The Rambler, January 2008

“It is a pleasure to hear an ensemble of Radius's quality testing the Wigmore's acoustic”

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