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Cello Reviews


October 2022

'What’s especially great also is Sophie Kauer’s recordings of Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E Minor... In the studio sessions album, you can really get a sense of how seductive that cello concerto is, how measured and deliberate Kauer’s breathing is while she plays. You, too, would throw your whole life away to be with the person sitting behind that instrument.'

WRTI Spotlight

December 2022

'In the Elgar’s finale — the only movement presented in its entirety on the album — Kauer’s tone is probing and poignant'

Leonard Slatkin

November 2022

‘the young woman who performs the solos in the Elgar, Sophie Kauer, is terrific’

Woking News and Mail

November 2019

‘the evening belonged to 18-year-old Sophie Kauer… (who) played with all the emotion that Elgar could possibly have asked for and her rich tone and sensitivity in performance raised the audience to a pitch of appreciation that saw her returning to take a bow four times.’

January 2020

Lacey’s Films (culture blog)

‘She is an exceptional cellist, even at only 18'

Surrey Advertiser

January 2018

‘the amazing young cellist Sophie Kauer… has developed musicianship and technique far in advance of her fifteen years, and stunned the audience’

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