"Working their magic!" (Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3)
“Terrifically interesting and enjoyable...their performances are joyously individual”
(Early Music Today Magazine)
"Listening to 'Gusto'. Fancying a medieval dance now:) -Valerius..."
(Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6)
"An equally extraordinary and entertaining evening, which ended with an enthusiastic applause and an encore. "
(Michael Caspar, Göttinger Tageblatt)
“Obviously a group that will do well. And they deserve that success” (St Martin's Chamber Music Competition 2015 Judge)
"Informative and entertaining, the music was a joy. Everyone enjoyed it enormously." (Mark Eynon, Newbury Spring Festival)
"My expectations of super repertoire and skilled musicianship
on an array of instruments were amply fulfilled - but I had not anticipated that two standout voices would be so ably supported by the others to create a rich, vocal sound, nor the sheer joie de vie of these musicians, revelling in their music making. Kantu's concert was musically enchanting, fresh and fun - and an absolute delight. Highly recommended."
(Jill Tomalin, Totnes Early Music Society)
“K’antu came to St Endellion and blew us away! The rhythm and energy of their performance was infectious, making us all smile and want to dance in the aisles. The secrets of their success were their virtuoso playing, their tight ensemble, and the sheer joy of their music-making.”
(Ian Sandbrook, Chairman Endellienta)
The choice of music was beautifully judged, moving through a whole range of moods and genres: and even the most familiar pieces on the programme, by Dowland and Morley, seemed new, not only because they were performed with such candour and verve but because they were placed in a new context by the ensemble's inclusion of pieces (and musical textures) from Spain and the New World. These players are expert without being mannered, vivid without being simplistic, wholly alive to the expressive possibilities of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
(Michael Dobson, Professor of Shakespeare Studies)