Acclaim
The concerto requires two stellar soloists with technique to burn, and two members of the Borromeo String Quartet proved fervent advocates Read More...
Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The Borromeo is a seasoned ensemble, and it showed in the precision of their ensemble playing and in the excellent balance, which brought out the inner voices in a way we seldom hear. Read More...
Joe & Elizabeth Kahn, Classical Voice North Carolina
The Borromeo's were almost terrifying in their gritty intensity Read More...
Bruce Hodges, Music web International
The Borromeo displayed an almost orchestral mix of timbres Read More...
James McQuillen, The Oregonian
Every time I think of the Borromeo String Quartet, one word comes to mind: Janacek. Read More...
Suzanne Schaffer, American Public Media: St. Paul Sunday
Schoenberg interweaves more lines than you can take in, but the Borromeos played them with consistent clarity -- alternating intense drama with mysterious delicacy Read More...
LLOYD SCHWARTZ, Boston Phoenix
The Borromeos captured the high passion and wildness vividly, fearlessly Read More...
Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times
The performance was representative of the Borromeo's exemplary technical standard and probing, illuminating musicianship Read More...
Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
If chamber music were an Olympic event, the Borromeo String Quartet would definitely be considered to represent America. They've got what it takes, and plenty of energy to boot. Read More...
Rebecca C. Howard, Deserert Morning News
The Boston-based quartet exceeded its fine reputation in a paragon delivery of Bartók's String Quartet No. 5. Read More...
Sabine Kortals, The Denver Post
Similarly, it's hard to imagine a more brilliant interpretation of Bartok's remarkable String Quartet No. 5 Read More...
Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News
One of music's growth industries is the string quartet. Young, accomplished groups are everywhere: beautifully trained, smart and eager, sometimes to a fault. The Borromeo String Quartet is a particular success story. Read More...
Bernard Holland, New York Times
"The Borromeo String Quartet beat James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra to the punch, launching its exploration of the music of perenially controversial composer Arnold Schoenberg" Read More...
Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
"Some ensembles bring a tea-table politesse to Haydn; the Borromeo made the composer sound like a life-loving creature of hearty appetites and generous wit." Read More...
Joe Banno, Washington Post
"Listening to the Borromeo's playing of Haydn's Quartet in E-flat, Op. 64/6, was like eavesdropping on an intimate conversation among four friends." Read More...
William Thomas Walker, Classical Voice North Carolina
"The musicians not only continuously reveled in their virtuoso handling of Bartok's slash-and-burn passages but ravishingly realized all those moments suffused with severe and compelling beauties." Read More...
Peter Jacobi, Herald-Times, Indiana
These were state-of-the-art performances for a contemporary audience, respectful of style and tradition but emotionally in your face Read More...
Richard Dyer, Boston Globe
Borromeo played with an emotional directness that's rare in performances of Haydn Read More...
Lloyd Schwartz, Boston Phoenix

This group's intimate Tenri concerts have become one of New York's best kept musical secrets

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Adam Baer, New York Sun
The program is one the audience will long remember, not just because of the arduous travel, but because of the degree of intimacy and intensity of communication achieved between performers and audience. This was chamber music at its personally and artistically meaningful best. Read More...
Anna Crebo, Cape Cod Times
The concert offered local audiences a thrilling close-up perspective of Bartok's musical idioms, and exposure to an amazing string quartet -- the Borromeo -- destined to join only a small group of premier string ensembles in this country. Read More...
C.J. Gianakaris, The Kalamazoo Gazette
This is a remarkably accomplished young string quartet, not simply because of its high technical polish and the refined beauty of its tone but, more important, for the searching musical insights it brings Read More...
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune
The Borromeo String Quartet is simply the best there is on this planet; every appearance they make is an Event Read More...
Richard Buell, The Boston Globe
So rich in detail and variety one might have thought an entire orchestra was playing. Read More...
Mark Carrington, The Washington Post
The Borromeo String Quartet offers up some of the most life-affirming musical experiences to be had Read More...
Richard Buell, The Boston Globe
The ensemble work was so precise, the balances so finely matched, the delineation of melody and accompaniment so carefully wrought that one did not think of them as four separate musicians, but rather as an amazingly sensitive gestalt. Read More...
Christian Hertzog, The San Diego Union-Tribune
The performance by the Borromeo Quartet was heart-stopping. Each of the greatest quartets has redefined what the possibilities of the medium are: through the perfection of its ensemble and intonation, through its poise and in its passion the Borromeo's are recreating the medium anew, and we are lucky to be here to hear it. Read More...
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
What they bring to Boston's musical life is precious beyond calculation Read More...
Richard Buell, The Boston Globe
Indeed, its sound was so sweet and its interpretations so self-assured that the recital was irresistible. Read More...
Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle
Passionately intelligent and intelligently passionate, the Borromeo pounced on Op. 7 with the joy of discovery. There were not, in fact, any cries of "Long live Schoenberg!" or "Long live the Borromeo!" at this event, but it was easy to imagine it happening. Read More...
Richard Buell, Boston Globe
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