"... this 10 year anniversary CD (2017) is a joy! By choice of music, excellent playing of the musicians and it's soulful expression..."
Marjolijn Sengers, LUISTER magazine
"A top achievement of the Britten Youth String Orchestra... conductor Loes Visser achieves wonderful intonation, controlled tension, subtle dynamic phrasing - what could one ask more?
Jos van der Zanden, KLASSSIEKE ZAKEN magazine
"They touch the yearning, intense, melancholic atmosphere right in the heart. With a modest and sad, but rich and full sound, that becomes gradually more passionate, without ever exaggerating the pathos. Seldom Barber sounded this close to Mahler!"
Thea Derks CULTUURPERS
"Remarkable is the wonderful and very mature approach of the music. This is a top orchestra at work!
Roel Sikkema, NEDERLANDS DAGBLAD
"I am astonished about the level of playing, incredibly beautiful!”
Hans Haffmans in a Live broadcast of “Haffmans’ favorites”, Britten Youth String Orchestra
"This CD is interesting for two reasons: First there is the very high level of playing of the orchestra. The repertoire is diverse and the orchestra gives every composition it’s own character whilst remaining true to it’s own sound which is full, transparent, very rhythmical, harmonic rather than polyphonic, very much aimed at phrasing and dynamics, and, however special, always true to the drama of the music."
Pail Janssen in LUISTER magazine
“The orchestra sound is well together, easy and balanced, with conductor Loes Visser as a strong but flexible binding element ”
“Chapeau for this CD. Well done! This young talent really makes itself heard in an excellent way. I bow to them.”
Hans Haffmans, Dutch National Radio
"Mature depth by the Britten Youth String Orchestra (..) They are the star of the evening. Not only because of their disciplined playing together and balanced orchestra sound, but above all because of the mature depth that these young musicians led by Loes Visser achieve.“
“Differentiated dynamics, agile exchange of voices, fast and meticulous pizzicato…Wonderful!” Britten’s Simple Symphony by the Britten Youth String Orchestra
“With renowned enthusiasm these 18 musicians play an exemplary Simple Symphony” \
Thea Derks, music journalist
“The joy of playing radiates from this CD!...Conductor Loes Visser creates a wonderful saturated string sound…. The vivid and colorful interpretation could easily match with the interpretations heard from professional orchestras.“
Britten CD 2009, Thea Derks, music journalist
"...An all-ruling musical leading woman with attention for every effort and every detail..."