The VIDA debut CD is clocking up some lovely reviews which is hugely exciting for us all because it was simply so much fun to record, even though I was a rather huge 7 months pregnant at the time and could hardly reach round the guitar! The latest review has just come out in Gramophone magazine March issue 2010, and has been awarded a coveted Recommended gold star!
“VIDA Guitar Quartet’s debut recording is impressive indeed. Why? Because it’s so easy to imagine you’re listening to an entire orchestra and not merely to four guitars.”
“Throughout, the Quartet succeeds in bringing out the narrative and dramatic qualities implicit in the music through a combination of exquisite tonal and dynamic control, super-tight ensemble and unerring musical instinct. Listen to the confident sweep of rapid figures in the frenzied “Danza del terror” from El Amor Brujo and the beautiful transparent “Romance del pescador” from the same; or the beguiling sensuality of the “Habanera” and virility of “Toreadors” from Carmen Suite. There’s only one word for it: magic”