'The Viola Concerto was tinged with folk melody, and seemed to embrace Moravia and the Munros, the roseate English rapture of Tippett’s Corelli Fantasia, and the darkly mysterious world of Verklarte Nächt, while ingeniously opening up space around the solo line of Sarah-Jane Bradley'
Church Times (Roderic Dunnett), 13 September 2002

'Winter Remembered alludes to a poem by John Crowe Ransom.  Lasting around 16 minutes, it moves through a sequence of contrasting sections to a tranquil coda.  An elegiac mood is seldom absent, though Matthews offsets any feeling of uniformity through subtly varied string textures and use of the viola’s plangent upper register… The cadenza was elegantly phrased, bringing out the instrument’s character to an extent shared by Hindemith’s Trauermusik' 
Richard Whitehouse), 18 October 2002