'Concerto in Azzurro for cello and orchestra derives from a holiday spent on the Island of Lundy, and a vision of blueness there.  This is represented at the concerto’s conclusion in a magical evocation, as soloist and orchestra’s convergence on B flat, and the swish of a rainstick, open up a vision of an everlasting sea and sky suffused'
The Independent (Paul Conway), 15 October 2002

'… in simple terms it moves from bitonal dissonance and anguished solos to a coda of eerie calm.  But along the way it offers a multitude of moods, nuances and contrasts, as well as some ripe lyricism'
The Times (Richard Morrison), 30 May 2005