No company is more musically alive than Rambert under the double act of director Mark Baldwin and conductor Paul Hoskins, whose bold policy of blind-dating choreographers with scores or works of art has emerged as the outstanding story of the past decade’s dance in Britain.
Ismene Brown, The Spectator Jan 2016
The recording of Crying Out Loud is superb. It sounds a much better piece than I first thought and that’s down to the terrific commitment of Paul Hoskins and the players. Bravo and good to work with you.
Mark Antony Turnage, composer
Rambert has a long and distinguished history of commissioning and touring work in which the artistic impetus comes from the composer as much as the choreographer, and this active collaboration, fostered by Mark Baldwin and Paul Hoskins, makes the company unique within the UK. Established composers across the spectrum have enjoyed this opportunity and the Rambert Fellowships have placed strong young composers within the heart of the company to develop new music for dance. Rambert’s consistency in this regard is remarkable.
Sally Groves, Director Schott Music, London
It was great to perform the Shostakovich cello concerto with you! You provided me and the orchestra with such confidence during the performance that we were able to focus entirely on making music together! It was a pleasure and a privilege to work with you.
Oleg Kogan, cellist
Rambert dancers and musicians are of world class calibre…There is a visceral energy present in Rambert’s performances…Rambert consistently raise the bar for modern dance…Recent performances have included beautifully crafted, highly coloured and original music by outstanding musicians of our day, alongside classic existing repertoire performed with precision, fire and delicacy by the excellent musicians of the Rambert orchestra, authoritatively led by conductor Paul Hoskins.
Zoe Martlew, cellist, broadcaster, composer, writer
Thank you so so much for all your wonderful hard work and dedication on our recent project together. I was so very pleased with the level of dedication, attitude and musicianship that you brought with the ensemble, really it takes a lot to impress me and I was delighted! Thank you so so much for your support and I hope that we can renew this working relationship in the very near future.
David Cohen, cellist
I have the highest opinion of Rambert’s artistic ambitions and their realisation. I applaud the Company’s range of repertoire and their continuing commitment to performing innovative dance projects with live musicians playing fine new music. Paul Hoskins and his ensemble maintain strong levels of live musical performance which do the dancers of Rambert proud. Their latest project, to premiere and tour a specially commissioned dance work by Ashley Page to a classic score by world famous UK composer Mark Turnage, is a brilliant example of their initiative in these challenging times and typifies their refusal to compromise.
Julian Anderson, Composer in Residence, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Wigmore Hall; Senior Professor of Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama