‘Superb’The New York Times

‘The Calder’s Beethoven was full of flaring drama, furrowed brows and quiet intensity. But, with the tightest of ensemble playing and well-judged balancing of instrumental voices, the piece retained its classical integrity and polished finish.’ – The Washington Post

‘Tuesday’s concert by the superb Calder Quartet showed that the time-honored string quartet format still provides fertile ground for innovation and surprise in the hands of imaginative, skillful creators.’ – The New York Times

‘Calder Quartet played some formidable Mozart and Beethoven’
– Alex Ross, The New Yorker

‘I’ve written before that every time I hear the Calder, the ensemble seems to have reached a new level. That remains true, and now only the stars are the limit, as the Calder takes its place as one of America’s most satisfying — and most enterprising — quartets.’ – Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

‘Full marks to the Edinburgh Festival for enticing the Calder Quartet, which, on yesterday’s evidence, sits well among the US top tier.’ – The Scotsman

‘The Calder Quartet played the most insightful and moving performance of Thomas Adès’s Arcadiana I’ve ever heard.’
– Tom Service, The Guardian UK

‘The Calder’s passionate engagement with the music was notable; so was their pinpoint control and near-flawless execution.’ – Boston Globe

‘tremendous conviction’ – Cleveland Plain Dealer

 ‘Performances like these — freshly rethought, impeccably played — do more than provide enjoyable listening. They reveal hidden dimensions, renew a bond with the composer, and justify the continuance of familiar works in the repertory.’ – Boston Globe