Reviews

BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: “…each section of the orchestra on top form, although special mention should go to Jonathan Snowden’s flute solo in the slow movement [Vaughan Williams Fourth Symphony].” (Christian Hoskins, MusicOMH, 13 May 2008)

Wigmore Hall Recital: “so immaculate a performance” (Times)

Royal Festival Hall/London Philharmonic Orchestra: “Jonathan Snowden’s flute contributed the most memorable playing of the evening…”

Royal Festival Hall/London Philharmonic Orchestra: “Snowden’s playing was radiantly beautiful, warm in tone and winningly direct.”

Malta International Festival: “Jonathan Snowden is the most impressive and accomplished flautist to appear in concert.” (Malta Times)

Recordings Critical Acclaim

Mozart: Flute and Harp Concerto (LPO/EMI)

  • “most compelling, individual and spontaneous” (The Guardian)
  • “a properly magic flute” (Gramophone)
  • “sparkling and sensitive, a natural soloist, regularly imaginative in his individual phrasing” (Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

Debussy: L’Après-Midi d’un Faune (LPO/EMI)

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  • “Jonathan Snowden’s playing is outstandingly lovely” (Hi Fi News and Record Review)
  • “Jonathan Snowden’s playing would beguile us anywhere” (Robert Anderson, CD Spotlight, 20 July 2005)

Various: French Music for Flute (Virgin Classics)

  • “Snowden warms his tone agreeably for the two Fauré pieces, finds both grace and colour in the Roussel and both brilliance and mystery in the Messiaen.” (Gramophone)

Rozsa: Kaleidoscope and Sonata (Silva Classics)

  • “Excellent”

Prokofiev: Flute Concerto, orchestrated by Christopher Palmer (London Musici/Conifer)

  • “Jonathan Snowden’s playing is brilliant” (Gramophone)

Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major (LPO/EMI)DSC_0069

  • “An excellent and experienced soloist in Jonathan Snowden who has a fine flexible tone and whose approach to the music is both fresh and sensitive.” (Gramophone)

Rossini: Sonatas for Wind Quartet (Naxos)

  • “I was particularly taken with the slow movement of the Third Sonata, with the gorgeous flute playing of …Jonathan Snowden a real delight.” (Tony Haywood, www.musicweb-international.com)

Kamen: Mr. Holland’s Opus (London/Decca)

  • “[the theme] gets developed in full in “Cole’s Tune”, in a wonderful flute solo by Jonathan Snowden. This track is one of those perfect Kamen pieces where absolutely nothing can be changed…A track can’t get better than this.” (Adam Andersson, www.scorereviews.com)
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