"One of the most unique shows billed on the London Jazz Festival programme, an evening of Classical Jazz fusion with renowned clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings and the ever prominent, BBC concert orchestra. The first half of the show saw principal cellist Benjamin Hughes, perform Friedrich Gulda’s technically challenging ‘Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra’. In pin drop silence the audience were held by the cellist’s impressive skills, including his praiseworthy use of harmonics." ...Sarika
Scottish Chamber Orchestra:
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
"The Sonata in F minor for recorder and continuo ended the first half. In the rippling Allegro and Vivace the recorder was in its element. Resonant playing from Benjamin Hughes on cello reinforced a continuo line that was always more than simple accompaniment."
BBC Concert Orchestra at Grange Park Opera: (Massenet, Don Quichotte)
"one ravishing cello solo"...Richard Morrison, The Times