Debut concert at the Odd Fellow Palæ, Copenhagen
“Expectations were enormous. They were exceeded. Nobody could have dreamed of a debut concert at such a high solo, virtuoso and artistic level as that achieved by Henrik Dam Thomsen. This reviewer cannot remember anything more convincing in the last thirty-five years.”
Rococo variations with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra.
“Dam Thomsen’s approach was sensitive, heartfelt, and pensive rather than glitteringly charged, and it sounded exceedingly beautiful and impressive.”
Brahms: Double concerto, Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
“Despite its name the double concerto is mostly a cello concerto, as Henrik Dam Thomsen emphasized from the outset with grand, powerful cello tone and expressive calibre that carried across the orchestra, taking in the lyrical shades and the dramatic moments alike.”
'But despite the formidable competition [in the Kodály] Thomsens is a fine state-of-the-rendition.'
International Record Review
'Thomsen is highly talented and we shall undoubtedly be hearing more of him.'
BBC Music Magazine
Thomsen is a Rolls Royce among players.'
Classic FM Magazine
''This is a young man with a good attitude, accurate fingers, and a bow arm with control. I will follow his career with interest.''
American Record Guide
''This young Danish cellist' is clearly someone to watch. His debut recording begins in outstanding fashion. I was bowled over by the epic, decalmatory style of the opening of the Kodály Sonata and by the beautifully clear sound of the recording.''
''Henrik Dam Thomsen is a splendid player, technically assured, showing strong rapport with both the main works.''
''But despite the formidable competition [in the Kodály] Thomsen's is a fine state-of-the-rendition.''
International Record Review
“This is a magnificent performance, committed from first to last, a more convincing and optimistic account of the quartet than you will hear on record from many more famous soloists.”
“En kammermusikalsk juvel
En de mest markante cd-udgivelser i lang tid. Seks stjerner.”
“Det er musikalsk magi, når Koppels malende Hammond og Dam Thomsens flydende cello mødes. Det er filmisk, levende og en stor lytteoplevelse.”
Niels Overgaard, JazzNyt.
“I for one will be ready for the next collaboration with these two superb creators.”
“Henrik Dam Thomsen und Anders Koppel zeigen Freude und Humor bei diesen sublimen
Miniaturen, sie sind par excellence ebenbürtig als vitale Instrumentalisten”.
Hans-Dieter Grünefeld -HIFI and Records
“Og cellisten Henrik Dam Thomsen stryger sin bue med en indædt drømmeglød, der bliver til frosne toner, når udryddelsen indtræffer. Det er uendeligt vanvittigt smukt”.
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