"Strauss's Oboe Concerto found an ideal interpreter tonight. Julia White is an alumnus of Morley College and after several years playing with the Santiago Philharmonic she has returned to her home shores to continue her career. This was a most assured performance, full of warm lyricism and dazzling virtuosity. From the outset the music floated on air, both White and Peebles understanding that this is not a serious piece but an 18th century divertissement, meant to be enjoyed and not pondered over. White was clearly audible throughout – not always easy in the big acoustic of St John's – and with a discreet accompaniment from Peebles and his orchestra – the wind band was especially good – this made for a fine performance."
Bob Briggs, Music Web International
"...she gave a sparkling rendition of the exquisite concerto ably supported by Charles Peebles and the Morley Chamber Orchestra."
Mark Windisch, Morley Magazine
For Tristan and Isolde, Santiago, Chile:"We could not forget to mention the expressive and beautiful sound of the cor anglais at the beginning of the third act. Lovely sound, impeccable intonation, precise phrases, shapes and articulations, but above all an expressiveness that was fundamental for the resulting dramatic finale." El Mercurio, Santiago
"...with a great performance in the cor anglais solo" (Dvorak Symphony No. 9 'New World')
"...the notable and musical accompaniment of the cor anglais" (Rodrigo Guitar Concerto)
El Mercurio, Santiago
"...Ravel's Pavane pour une Infante Defunte...during which the beautiful tone of oboist Julia White was shown to especially lovely effect"
"a technically assured and musically feisty performance of Poulenc's Sextet"
Ruth Kerr, Lewes Classical
"In Marcello's Oboe Concerto, Julia White produced a creamy tone, eloquently phrased."
"The Rigaudon featured an exquisite cantabile performance from oboist Julia White"
Oliver Bond, Bishops Stortford Sinfonia review
"The trio went on to win the hearts and minds of the audience with their mind-blowing performances (both in group and solo performances)."
Goa Groove Lifestyle Magazine, Ensemble Suavis concert review
"an excellent recital given by Julia White and Judith Flint"
For Ready, Steady, Blow!, educational oboe CD:
"...wonderfully spirited and musical performances..."
Laurence Frankel, Double Reed News
"This CD is exciting and inspirational. It provides an invaluable asset for the young oboist, and I will continue to use it in my lessons and recommend it to both teachers and their pupils.."
Nicola Fairbairn, Double Reed News
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