by Mark Sebastian Jordan
Seen and Heard International
"Alan Choo served as poetic soloist for the ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ Concertos, bending tempos and exploring Vivaldi’s scene painting in breathtaking fashion. Thinking back to square and unimaginative performances of the opening of the ‘Spring’ Concerto (which I grew up on), it was an absolute relief to hear Choo and Apollo’s Fire find such freedom."
"Choo’s solo role alternated between fierce energy (the cuckoo), awestruck wonder (the goldfinch calls), and anxious distress (the crying shepherd)." (of the 'Summer' Concerto)