“Earlier, in the Royal College of Music, two other pieces of Stucky were heard, for much more economical forces, yet “both full of vivid character sketches”. Stucky views Dialoghi for solo cello as a conversation between friends (though written for a solo player!). Christian Elliott ably drew out its long, meditative lines whilst exposing the delicate phrases that populate them.”

Kevin Rogers,

“You schedule a rarely performed 20th century piece and the day before the concert your soloist drops out with a damaged hand. But the orchestra’s luck was in at the weekend when 24-year-old Canadian cellist Christian Elliott responded to the emergency. Not only did he have Samuel Barber’s tricky Cello Concerto off note-perfect, he also displayed obvious feeling for its neo-romantic idiom.”

Peter Palmer,

“Our entertainment for the next 24 minutes entered quietly through a neat side archway, stepping onto the stage came Christian Elliott a talented cellist from the RNCM.  The Bach piece chosen was “Cello Suite No 3 in C major”[…] The connection between performer and audience was instant […] Delicate moments on the cello were crisp and easy to hear […] and the rich sweeping notes which tumbled out from the stage were moving, filled with warmth and fullness.”

Gill Moore, Manchester