Critical Acclaim

2009 Quotes & Reviews

“This program, conducted by Roland Peelman explored this approach with considerable intellectual and musical subtlety. The last section, in which James Cuddeford heroically reached further and further into the violin’s screeching territory before pealing away in carefully measured arpeggios, illustrated the thrilling perils of thinking chords from the stars down.”

Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald (13 Colours)

“..the conductor Roland Peelman, conjured evocative, swirling and focused textures from Ensemble Offspring. This was a beautifully conceived and executed project, extending one’s mind out of usual listening habits to apprehend music and art within the vastness of nature’s patterns.”
Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald (Origin Cycle)
“Ensemble Offspring’s rendition moved through a colourful array of instrumental combinations and playing techniques… The creative interpretation conveyed a sense of daring that seemed to be relished by Ensemble Offspring. This was a beautifully curated concert; the material well balanced and standard chamber music conventions interrogated.”
Simon Charles, RealTime