Press, SEMF 2010
"The real "love" festival.... international star status brings the people flocking"
"...a real "menu degustation"...... and with enormous public support"
"This is truly the most international and artistically the highest quality classical music festival this country has to offer"
"This year's Stockholm Early Music.....a superb festival"
Press, SEMF 2009
"To call this festival a gem would be to diminish it, it should rather be described as a jewel encrusted tiara, sparkling with all the colours of the rainbow."
"...if there is one event that Stockholm can not manage without, it is Stockholm Early Music Festival."
"Stockholm Early Music Festival has become an utterly reliable source of pleasure, knowledge and enjoyment every summer. May it continue to enrich our lives for many years to come!"
Press, SEMF 2008
"Stockholm Early Music Festival presents the world's leading ensembles and is rewarded with a large and enthusiastic audience"
"An event which must surely be among the best of its kind in North Europe"
"A performance of the highest quality which was rewarded with whistles and cries of "bravo" from the audience"
"No other festival, not even the Baltic Sea Festival presents so many leading international ensembles of such high class"
Press, SEMF 2007
"Magnificent is the least one can say..."
Press, SEMF 2006
"There is no doubt, Baroque music has rarely been heard with such a swing to it!"
"Music of the spheres ...For the fifth year in a row, Early Music Festival presented a long weekend of european stature, baroque tones otherwise all too rare in our barbaric nordic climes"
"...the audience's enthusiasm took on gale-force proportions"
"This is a festival Sweden really needs"
Press, SEMF 2005
"Almost brought the roof down in the German Church! Stockholm Early Music Festival was a fabulous success!"
"Stockholm Early Music Festival is in its own way as colourful an
attraction as the Vasa ship. But there is one difference - the festival
is kept afloat by the power of music."
"a remarkable intensity - SEMFs success is largely due to the enthusiasm
of the team of festival workers, from the artistic director to the
volunteers checking the tickets."
Press, SEMF 2004
"...perhaps the most superior festival we have in Sweden..."
"it is naturally a feather in its hat, that this recently established
festival manages to bring such prominent guests to Sweden every year."
"Stockholm Early Music Festival has found a tenable niche"
"this year's festival - the most ambitious and varied so far, has found a natural balance between the new and the established"
Press, SEMF 2003
"... gratifying is Stockholm Early Music Festival where variation, integration and quality are important ... exemplary throughout"
"Divine? More than that. Also human."
"This time, the Antique period was the most interesting alternative."
Press, SEMF 2002
"completely naturally, the central figure in the Stockholm Early Music
Festival ... a heavenly gamba player. With the stroke of his bow Jordi
Savall heralds a new festival with old music"
"Stockholm's music scene has been enriched by the advent of a new
festival...the underlying idea behind the concerts was, sensibly
enough, to stress quality rather than quantity…. Let us hope that the
festival takes up a permanent place on the scene"
"perhaps most extraordinary is that it is the first time a festival
devoted to early music has been arranged in Stockholm ... At last, many
lovers of the baroque and earlier periods must be saying"