"Exceptional..Bradley is an adventurous artist..is there a better British Violist than Sarah-Jane Bradley" THE STRAD
Bringing together internationally acclaimed performers, Karolos is committed to seeking out new repertoire, as well as performing works from the canon. The group has embarked upon a series of performances and recordings of the superb chamber music of Stephen Dodgson.
The first instalment of this series comprises the two string trios, and solo works for violin, viola and cello, which were recorded in Potton Hall, 2014. The second volume, which was recorded in May 2016, includes works for the core string trio with added guitar, flute, clarinet and harp. Karolos is keen to promote these works alongside gems of the standard repertoire, and has received highly enthusiastic responses to date for the performances of both, as well as concert invitations for the coming months and years.
"Expressively played here by Harriet Mackenzie.. its exuberance brilliantly handled by Graham Walker. Sarah-Jane Bradley also impresses in the complex and dark Caprice after Puck for solo viola. Karolos deliver a virtuosic Stephen Dodgson recital." The Sunday Observer
"Karolos are a dynamic, virtuoso chamber collective of first-rate players..strongly crafted music, beautifully played – spotlight their strengths superbly. Both discs are an absolute joy, the performances little short of ideal, perfect in intonation and ensemble, lively and delicate as required" Gramophone Magazine
"The performances (by Karolos, a flexibly constituted group of UK-based musicians) and recording are everything one could wish for" The Strad
"Very well-played as the group Karolos, Harriet Mackenzie, Sarah-Jane Bradley and Graham Walker also shine individually..It’s a handsome collection. Given the top-notch gallery of players, it is only necessary to relate the excellence of the performances, individually impressive and with meaningful interaction, and the recording captures every sound and nuance. " Classical Source
“A virtuosic first instalment from Karolos” The Sunday Observer