PRESS

Concerts

"... this interpretation was definitely world-class!" ... he gets the tone to flow like honey and milk,

supported by a refined portamento technique, but never in a single and dazzling way.

It was simply simply stunning beautiful. John Ehde really has a big future in his hand. "

(Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm)

"And oh, how Ehde emerged! His tone was dramatic rather than lyrical at first.

Then he settled into his trademark:

impossible piano simos or incredible sweetness."

(The Cronicle Journal, Thunder Bay, Canada)

"... a cellist with excellent instrumental skills, an imaginative musician

with sense of new, second and used-usual."

(Weekend Newspaper)

"A great achievement, masterfully thinned in the sabotage conclusion, broad-bodied compact in

the second set and mourning in the fifth batch light stroke."

(The Policy)

"In Larsson's Concertino he exposed naked pain Sicilianosatsen.

If possible even stronger, turned on obscene, was the performance of Rachmaninov's 'Vokalis'."

(Falu Kuriren)

"Cellist John Ehde, known from among others Lin ensemble and his duo collaboration with Carl-Axel Dominique, sings on his instrument with a warm, vibrant timbre and adds a third voice to the ensemble. For many, his and Féve's performance of Piazzola's "Grand Tango" was probably one of the highlights of the concert, but to me it was his combination of Fæø and Tönshoff in Brahms' s Trio in asmol. 114, who took the plug home. Fæø discreetly underplayed, Tönshoff's vibratolous and slim clarinetone, and so - suddenly -

Ehde's appearance on the stage with the lyrically-romantic cello stream, the more beautiful it will not be."

(Nordjyske Stiftende)

"I fulländad behärskning försvann minsta tanke på eventuella svårigheter

med den hänryckning som följd, vilken uppstår när de praktiska svårigheterna

undanröjs för den totala konstupplevelsen."

(Arvika Nyheter)

"I Frederick Delius sonat plockar musianterna fram en skön sångbarhet.

De arbetar i likartad riktning och mot samma mål och bjuder på ett musikantiskt

flöde...och helt plötsligt har man fått en lektion i hur man gör när man lyssnar!"

(Norrköpings Tidningar)


"...he and Dominique have thought through the formal problems of the Delius

and capture the radiant calm of the Messiaen to perfection."

(GRAMOPHONE)

Jazz

"Ved at bruge violin og cello sammen med trompet og saxofon opnås en blødere og mere varieret klang, end hvad fire blæsere kan præstere, og valget af strygerne John von Daler og John Ehde var et scoop. Specielt Ehde spillede utroligt smukt, bl.a. i 2. sæts "Mahatma" - en hyldest til Ghandi - og "Colmar",

hvor hans melodifortolkninger rent ud sagt var gribende."

(Fyns Stifttidende)

"And to use violin and cello together with trumpet and saxophone, a softer and more varied sound than what four fans can perform and the choice of strings John von Daler and John Ehde was a scoop. Especially Ehde played incredibly beautiful, among other things. In 2nd place "Mahatma" - a tribute to Ghandi -

and "Colmar", where his melody interpretations were, of course, gripping."

(Fyns Stifttidende)


CD Review: Sonatas & Scenes


"This is an outstanding disc on every level, from Swedish cellist John Ehde's breathtaking virtuosity to the

phenomenally inventive music of the five featured Danish composers,

from the superb quality of the recording to the high-quality booklet." 

(Music Web International)


"Sin nya cd Sonatas & Scenes ägnar han åt danska kompositioner för solocello,

flera av dem skrivna för just honom själv. En timmes musicerande präglat av solitt engagemang

och solidaritet med stoffet".

(OPUS)


"En timmes musicerande präglat av solitt engagemang och solidaritet med stoffet!"

(OPUS)


"Truly Musical readings"

(The Strad)


"Nørgård, Fundal, Brødsgaard, Nielsen og Helweg er mændene bag musikken, og selvom de fem aldrig har

været fade i smagen, er det Ehde, der alene med sin cello graver sig så dybt ned i de sensuelle og

nyskabende værker, at den danske cellokunst bliver

uimodståelig og absolut kræver et genhør."

(Jyllandsposten, DK)


 "At 1st sight a CD with contemporary music for solocello does not strike you as terribly sexy...

with Ehde digging deep into the sensual and innovative works the danish art of the cello becomes

irresistable and craves a defenite rehearing…"

(Jyllandsposten, DK)


Concerts for children!

"... John Ehde som helt och hållet ägde scenen. Han guidade genom berättelser och musikhistoria och kastade sig tvärt mellan cellospel, undervisande lärare, dirigent och allsångsledare orkestern.

Fortsätt att arbeta på med det helhetsgreppet så blir

dagens familjekonsertpublik morgondagens trognaste biljettköpare."

(Folkbladet, Norrköping)

"Efter at have sprunget rundt på podiet, tryllet en mand til dame og mildest taget stået på på hovedet, satte John Ehde sig hen og var solist i en stor Ungarsk Rhapsodi for cello og orkester. Og han spillede med

temperament og gnistrende musikalsk nerve, Så meget og så forskelligartet talent og

overskud er der unægtelig meget, meget langt imellem."

(Fyns Stifttidende)


"The Cello Festival takes our hats off the hardest working Cellist yesterday John Ehde, he did a radio interview in the morning, then performed at the Forks, then did a Children's Concert at Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall. Then starts his day today  with a Master Class. All with practices, driving around and sound checks in the same day. Through it all John put on amazing performances, made a lot of people smile and kids laugh, we bow to his youthful energy. Bach!"

(Canada Cello Festival)

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