Reviews

Martin Binks continues to entice his Orchestra through a challenging repertoire. The symphony was an impressive performance….the strings played with strength, poignancy, and control….the woodwind and brass were incisive and clear.

The Yorkshire Post


….superbly characterised, with splendid woodwind and brass solos which were accompanied by finely-shaped transparent textures. Martin Binks’ spacious attention to detail demonstrated his unbounded affection for the music. The performance was the crowning glory of an ambitious but highly successful concert.

The Yorkshire Post


The première of Arthur Butterworth’s Guitar Concerto, commissioned by the Leeds Symphony Orchestra, and dedicated to Craig Ogden and Martin Binks, has rightly attracted much attention. It was brilliantly played by the soloist and handsomely supported by the conductor and the Orchestra.

The Yorkshire Post


Berlioz is one of Martin Binks’ great passions. The Royal Hunt and Storm, and the Trojan March from Les Troyens brought the concert to a blazing conclusion…they were conducted with the stamp of authority and played by the Orchestra in full-blooded performances.

The Yorkshire Post


This was a corker of a programme. Known for his love of the French repertoire, the concert was a splendid example of Martin Binks’ ingenuity. The Orchestra responded with a commendable rhythmic verve which was largely thanks to his secure baton technique.

The Yorkshire Post


In a programme of spectacular difficulty, the Orchestra showed a breadth of style and beauty of expression that was impressive and satisfying….Martin Binks calls upon a large, assured string body, and secures consistent, deeply-felt responses from his Orchestra as a whole.

The Yorkshire Post