Press



“Hearing Bruno Maderna’s “Piece pour Ivry” was a return to an aesthetic attitude of 1971. Close juxtaposition of sharply contrasted ideas create a feeling of desperate struggle. Violinist Nathalie Shaw played it with ferocious intensity that never flagged.”

Pittsburgh Tribune


“The quartet ends with a duo for violin and piano, “Praise to the immortality of Jesus,” in which Shaw expertly carried the line to the top of her fingerboard, as Messiaen’s music parallels the ascent of Jesus the man to God his father.”

– Pittsburgh Tribune


“…a hundred music-lovers enjoyed the superbe interpretation of the musicians.…with violinist Nathalie Shaw.”

– Pays de Bitche


“Violinist Nathalie Shaw was masterly in her range, from idiomatic tone color for the waltz and tango in the MacMillan to precisely defined playing in the Schoenberg.”

– Pittsburgh Tribune


“Winessing the dazzling interplay of internationally-celebrated concert perfomers…dedication, committment and tenacy, combined with great sensitivity seems to come naturally to the event‘s artistic directors, Nathalie, Julian and Jacob Shaw”

– Magazine, Living Poitou Charente


“…a duet, also full of energy, which was played with brilliance and sensitivity by flutist Lindsey Goodman and violinist Nathalie Shaw.”

Pittsburgh Tribune


“…for the Sunday afternoon concert in Chalais the six musicians, all known for their solo careers in France, Denmark, the UK and Poland, joined by Anne-Charlotte Rémond from Radio Classique, who held the audience spellbound.”

– Charente Libre


“Violinist Nathalie Shaw was outstanding in both lyrical sensitivity and brilliant fast playing.”

– Pittsburgh Tribune


“The Festival is in full swing….the international festival founded by the Shaw family, reunites musiciens from 17 different countries with record audiences.”

– Charente Libre


“An international finale. 2012 festival editon has broken all attendance records. The public was enchanted by the virtuosity and sheer joy…”

– Sud ouest


“…an acclaimed festival. Enthousiastic applause after a magnificant interpretation of Verklärte Nacht by Schoënberg…the standard just keeps getting higher every year.”

– Sud Ouest


“The Festival is a cultural event of the highest quality , firmly anchored in the cultural Charentais countryside…”

– Charente Libre


“Next came Randall Woolfs “Quicksilver,” a duet for flute and violin. Lindsey Goodman and Nathalie Shaw gave an aggressive and virtuosic performance.”

– Pittsburgh Post Gazette


“All the charm of chamber music….the musicians won over the public with their purity and beauty …a standing ovation.”

– Sud Ouest


“The initial impressiveness of violinist Nathalie Shaw’s virtuosity never abated.”

– Pittsburgh Tribune


“Classical Charente : How one family are putting Charente on the International Music Scene.”

– Magazine, Living Poitou Charente


“Surpassing Expectation”

– Magazine, Living Poitou Charente


“Spontaneous applause erupted between every movement of the Schostakovich piano quintet.”

– Sud Ouest


“The Festival in full swing….the international festival, founded by the Shaw family brings togther artists from 10 different countries. With a record attendance.”

– Charente Libre


“The festival achieves its goal.”

– Sud Ouest


“…chamber music lovers enchanted the public during an exquisite afternoon of trios and quintets. The Shaw String Trio delighted the audience.”

– Sud Ouest


“The virtuoso violinist, Nathalie Shaw…..chamber music of the highest level”

– Charente Libre


“…a quality concert…..which attracted a large number of music-lovers.”

– Sud Ouest


“The chamber music festival spreads its wings under the direction of the Shaw family.”

– Charente Libre


“…enchanted the public with interpretations of the major chamber music repertoire with Nathalie Shaw, violinist …”

– Sud Ouest


“…baroque music seduces the public..the spectateurs enjoyed a moment full of grace brought to them by the Shaw family.”

– Sud Ouest


“The Trout delights music-lovers…”

– Charente Libre


“…chamber music enchants the public”

– Charente Libre


“Enchanting sextet in Chalais”

– Charente Libre