Reviews

Margaret Rose Abri 26th March 2010

"To  a candlelit backdrop, the music was beautiful, well played and interspersed with fascinating anecdotes. The rare guitars they both played inevitably had a rich and varied history....Musicians Mark and Danielle  won many new fans in a setting that was perfect for their brand of musicianship, and promised a return visit in the near future. "  Stuart Zola

 

New Artist's Scheme, Worcester Classical Guitar Society 24th April 2010

"...It requires a new approach to performance in order to pull off this kind of performance convincingly, and with an innate sensitivity to the musical demands of this music coupled with an extraordinary understanding of the cultural and social mores of the time, Dodici Corde rise to the task with characteristic vim and vigour.  Theirs, is an immersive performance - part musical recital, part performance art - and they go to great pains to achieve authenticity in their production even down to the clothes they wear... Recommended" Stephen Begley

(read the full review at http://www.worcesterguitar.co.uk/acts/nas06/dodici.corde.php)

 

The Panelled Saloon, Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire 29th May 2010

"You really enjoy what you are doing and it comes through in your music.A big thank you to you both for a most enjoyable evening which everyone enjoyed" David Parker, Concert Organiser

"The performance was perfect for the setting and was a delightful programme. Absolutely wonderful." Sue Beeson, Chair Hartlebury Castle  Trust

 

The Jane Austen Festival, The Guildhall, Bath.18th September 2010

"Dodici Corde performed the most wonderful music on their superb early 19th Century Guitars on the opening day of the 10th Jane Austen Festival in September 2010. The sound produced by Danielle and Mark from these exquisite instruments was rich, rounded and beautiful and perfect for the 18th Century grandeur of Bath’s magnificent Banqueting Room in the Guildhall. We look forward to welcoming them again very soon." Jackie Herring, Festival Director

 

University of the Third Age, Halesowen Branch.15th December 2010

"For the Christmas event this year Halesowen U3A were entertained by Dodici Corde. Danielle & Mark, who dressed in appropriate costume for the period, played two sets of a variety of music contemporary with their early / mid 19th century guitars and were well received by a packed Hasbury Methodist Church. Many members commented on the suitability of the music for the occasion and of their appreciation for the performance!" Jan Woolley, Secretary Halesowen Branch  U3A

 

www.earlyromanticguitar.com

"The CD... is well worth getting as the duets are pieces which are not often or ever recorded, and are played brilliantly. Often appearing in 19th century period clothing as well, this duo is entertaining to watch." Len Verrett, Editor

 

Worcester Early Music Festival,The Guidhall, Worcester. 15th February 2012

 "Listening to Dodici Corde, we were transported back to the salons of the 19th Century to hear exquisite playing on beautiful period instruments..........a real treat for a chilly February evening". Barbara Dunn, WEMF Representative

 

Special Guests of Midlands Fretted Orchestra, mac, 5th March 2012

"In front of an enthusiastic audience that packed the Midlands Arts Centre Hexagon theatre, Dodici Corde brought to life the Gran Duo (N. Coste) in a stylish and polished performance which left no-one disappointed! Every note could be heard by all and a more approprate and charming start to an evening of fretted music could not have been imagined." Gethin Davies, Chairman Midlands Fretted Orchestra

 

Classical Guitar Magazine, May 2013

"...their playing...was perfectly agreeable...In such a highly competitive atmosphere it's often what catches your eye that counts. Well done, Danielle Saxon Reeves and Mark Willetts." Tim Panting, Reviews Editor Classical Guitar Magazine

 

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Sunday 13th July 2014

Dodici Corde preformed as part of the Royal Pump Rooms bicentenary celebrations. Their music transported our visitors back in time to Regency Leamington Spa. Danielle and Mark engaged visitors with their knowledge of musical instruments and Regency music.

With many thanks to Dodici Corde for a fantastic afternoon for all! 

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