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Critical Acclaim

2022 Quotes & Reviews

-TIME AS REVELATOR

4.5 stars ★★★★½ “Claire Edwardes’ arrangement (of Vermont Counterpoint) for vibraphone, xylophone and tape is a banger, literally, and a perfect showcase for this exuberant performer. – Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald

“With music this good, we could mistakenly think we were in Manhattan, but thank all above it’s happening in our very own town.” – Jacqui Smith, Classikon

-BARRA

4.5 stars ★★★★½ “From each and every performer, joy radiated from their eyes, their smiles, their hearts.” – Rebecca Varidel, Sydney Scoop

“-barra was truly a most profoundly beautiful and meaningful experience.” – Rebecca Varidel, Sydney Scoop

“…every Australian should see this brilliant performance piece.” – Rebecca Varidel, Sydney Scoop


RHYTHMS OF CHANGE (MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE)

4 stars ★★★★ “Harnessing her dynamic artistry to her passionate advocacy, percussionist Claire Edwardes made a persuasive appeal this International Women’s Day for greater gender equity in concert programs by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Australian female composers.” – Tony Way, The Age

“The results showcased here were kaleidoscopically varied and wonderfully resourceful.” – Tony Way, The Age


OFFSPRING BITES 3: EN MASSE

“I implore you to listen (and watch!) Ensemble Offspring’s newly released and excellent album, Offspring Bites 3: En Masse, as a model for how a chamber ensemble can skilfully cultivate and present new compositions by living composers.” – Julie Zhu, Tempo

“Engaging varied and multigenerational audiences is unprecedentedly difficult, but Ensemble Offspring rise to the occasion.” – Julie Zhu, Tempo


YOUNG AT HEART (BOWRAL AUTUMN MUSIC FESTIVAL)

“A delightful hour of quirky, humorous musical storytelling…I was particularly engrossed by this concert that successfully introduced incredibly complex modern music from composers such as Ross Edwards and Ned McGowan to a younger audience.” – Pepe Newton, ClassikON


ANOTHER FUTURE

“…richly varied and full of surprises…” – Zsuzsi Soboslay


THE OFFCAST: CONVERSATIONS WITH MUSICAL MAVERICKS (PODCAST)

“Ensemble Offspring’s core mission is to educate broadly and develop Australian music into the future, introducing innovative music of today to listeners of all ages, so who better to host this new podcast than Claire Edwardes, exuberant percussionist and champion of new music.” – Richard Letts, Loudmouth