some thoughts on Handel's Messiah

In Tune Bach interview Aug 2015

Gramophone Review

BBC Music Magazine Review


Video: Bach Suites an Introduction

My Strad article Sounds Good in Theory

A recent interview

Interview with Kate Molleson

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David Watkin


"Revelatory" BBC Music Magazine

"Definitive" The Guardian

"visionary" CD Review

"Hushed and flawless Bach..." The Observer

"He not only brings that dedicated scholarly view of
playing characterisitc of period instrument specialists, but he plays with such huge commitment.He is a great inspiration to me, 
especially in Mozart." 

Sir Charles Mackerras, BBC Music Magazine

"...admirable continuo and solo cellist and now also a conductor"
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Music in the Castle of Heaven

"Watkin's tastes are catholic....[he has] a passionate belief in the juxtaposition of scholarship and musicianship"
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