Chloƫ Hanslip


BBC National Orchestra of Wales/The BBC Proms


"Hanslip takes up the raw electric violin for the finale, a ferocious outpouring of rage and grief, though a quiet coda in which she reverts to the standard instrument brings the work to a close in a mood of resignation.  Her performance can only be described as a tour de force." [World premiere of Michael Berkeley's Violin Concerto]




Buffalo Philharmonic


"The excitement built through the last movement.  This is a whirl of a piece and Hanslip was dazzling in the subtleties — the flashes of light and shadow, the lightning-fast triplets. There was tremendous excitement ... Hanslip wrapped up the piece with dash, and the full house thundered to its feet, applauding." [Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto]



Royal Philharmonic


“On the evidence of this concerto alone, Hanslip is a player in the ‘old souls’ category, an artist of exceptional musicianship, with a wisdom and grace beyond her years.”



Kansas City Symphony


“Hanslip’s exquisite tone, especially in the upper register, and her mastery of the composition’s glissandi, harmonics and double stops put the music first over its demanding mechanics, making the dissonance accessible to the uninitiated listeners in the crowd.” [Szymanowski 3 Myths for Violin and Piano]  




Virginia Symphony


“She brought a luxurious tone and developed technique to Korngold’s Concerto that easily relayed the work’s overall lushness… Hanslip’s interpretations appropriately highlighted the sustained sense of lyricism and romanticism, primarily featured in the “Moderato Nobile” and “Romance,” and the more energized and virtuoso aspects of the “Finale” which delighted the audience and produced a standing ovation.”



Reading Symphony


“While this was a standard, solid program, the performance, featuring violin soloist Chloë Hanslip, was anything but standard, injecting these works with fresh feeling and drama… Playing a superb 1737 Guarneri de Gesu violin, Hanslip produced a clear tone that cut through the orchestral cloth like a silver knife, playing with beautiful phrasing layered over a remarkable technique.”





Moscow State Symphony


“… the Glass [concerto] was performed with such vivacity by Chloë Hanslip… It’s not a virtuosic work but Hanslip ensured that the second movement’s slow and sinuous theme was elegant, yet erotic, while the cadenza-like duet with timpani was excellent.”



Odense Symfoniorkester


“As the soloist in Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto [Hanslip] was a phenomenon! She played the concerto superbly, in close connection with Czech conductor Petr Altrichter; lightning-quick changes of atmosphere and tempi perfectly in place. She bubbles with joy in the lively virtuosities, while she made a poetic miracle of the intimate Andante.” 




Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


“Coaxing an impressive range of dynamics, colours and depth of tone from her instrument, Hanslip totally engaged with the music from the outset [Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1]. Her full vibrato complimented perfectly the work’s more lyrical sections … it was a credit to her that she seemed willing (and able) to treat the performances as a partnership rather then a duel.” 





CD Review: Adams Violin Concerto (Naxos)


“This might be one of Naxos’ best recordings ever. Young British violinist Chloë Hanslip is outstanding on this fascinating solo portrait CD. [Corigliano’s Red Violin Chaconne] demonstrates immediately that we are hearing a very special violinist. Hanslip’s sound is sensual, vocal and yearning and totally radiant in its top register. Leonard Slatkin has the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at their best with Hanslip out front displaying poise and authority that should be impossible at her age. I am converted - she is likely to become the greatest violinist of her generation.”  




CD Review: Bazzini Virtuoso Works for Violin and Piano (Naxos) 


“Hanslip certainly has the confidence and technique for the repertoire: more importantly, she’s able to engage with each piece, bringing out its particular expressive character. Hanslip’s musical personality, graceful and with spontaneous verve, brings everything to life.”