"... it was the Gildas's acute accounts of Emma-Ruth Richards's accomplished short movement Marinela de Predare Plange, and Colin Matthews's String Quartet No 4 (2012), a superbly inventive, seven-movement construction in a post-Brittenish mould, that really made the occasion worthwhile."
- The Sunday Times
“The Gildas Quartet had the finest appreciation of Haydn’s style, not least his sense of fun.”
“...a quality string quartet of outstanding musical values and capability.”
- Ian Stuart-Hunter
"The Gildas Quartet has a certain raw sincerity which is infectious and addictive."
- Amanda Adams, Darlington & Stockton Times (Full Review)
"... the gifted Gildas Quartet ..."
- Geoff Brown, The Times
"They were unbelievably good - our audience stamped their feet and shouted for an encore."
- Music Nairn
“It was constantly astonishing to hear what the four musicians got out of their instruments.”
- Thomas Wintgen, Remscheider General-Anzeiger
“They played Haydn in a very stylish manner, with no 'Emperor's new clothes' gimmicky falseness so prevalent these days. How refreshing and sincere they are.”
- Keith Pascoe, RTÉ Vanbrugh Quartet
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★”
- David Kettle, The Scotsman
“… they brought a richness of tonal colour and textural variety to each work and a terrific drive and vitality…”
- Cecilia McDowall, Composer
“★ ★ ★ ★ ★”
- Andrew Connal, thelatest.co.uk