"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Friday 31 Dec 2004
Musical Opinion
Robert Matthew-Walker



Marking the 10th Anniversary of the founding of The Fibonacci Sequence, an entire day was given over to the celebrations at St. Johnís, Smith Square, on the 8th November, which proved to be extraordinarily successful. Proceedings opened at 1pm with a most enterprising and excellently played programme: Mozartís Oboe Quartet, Arnold Baxís Elegiac Trio, An Evening in Georgia by Ippolitov-Ivanov, and Martinuís La Revue de Cuisine.

At 3pm there was an open rehearsal for the main evening concert, another enterprising programme, including a chamber version of Straussí Till Eulenspiegel, Mozartís G minor Piano Quartet, a splendid new piece, The Night Trumpeter, by Cecilia McDowall, and a new set of orchestrations by David Matthews for chamber group of Mahlerís R¸ckert Lieder, the soloist being Christine Cairns. The concert itself, particularly successful in every regard, was preceded by an informatative pre-concert talk with Rose Tremain. Finally, we had late-night cabaret in the Crypt restaurant by John Dalby, which ended everything in suitable style. Happy birthday, Fibonacci Sequence, but do we have to wait another then years for a follow-up? I hope not!