“These five players make a beguiling case for this music. Their ensemble sound is attractive: it is warm and slightly inward which, combined with the small-room acoustic, makes for a real chamber-music feeling.”
“The group’s performance here captures the subtle shades and shifting dynamics with great lyricism: sagacious, thoughtful and expressive. The recording, made in the thoughtful and expressive Auditorio de Rafelbunyol in Valencia, is very warm and detailed.”
– International Society of Bassists Magazine
“The performances by the Elan Quintet are outstanding—brilliant playing all
“Onslow is a composer of imagination and beauty, and these are highly interesting and worthwhile works.”
– American Record Guide
The combination of string quartet with double bass has opened up a richness of tone and distinct soundscape that the Elan Quintet has dedicated to exploring, working with contemporary artists in creating new works for quintet, and rediscovering neglected works by composers including Onslow and Bridge. Founded in 2014, the quintet have collaborated with GRAMMY® Award-winning Argentinian composer Claudia Montero for her recording Irremediablemente Buenos Aires as well as for clarinetist Joan Enric Lluna. They have also collaborated with composer and flamenco jazz pianist Alex Conde Carrasco for the creation of new flamenco compositions in a classical quintet setting.
For more information, visit www.elanquintet.com.