American Record Guide

“Jonathan Manson… shines with his rich, luminous gamba tone.”

May/June 2003 (recording of Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concert, Channel Classics)


“Rachel Podger and Jonathan Manson… capture the spirit and style of the music perfectly in this recording… reminds us how well the tone of a violin and viol can blend when produced by players of this calibre.”

March 2003 (Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concert, Channel Classics)


“…the obbligato piccolo cello runs like a golden thread through these pieces – especially with Manson’s immaculate and affecting performances…”

August 2001 (Bach cantatas with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra)

The Times

“…played with rare refinement… Manson exploited to the full the intimate, plangent nature of the instrument.”

January 2000

Dresdner Neuste Nachrichten

“… Jonathan Manson was particularly outstanding in a stylish but tremendously virtuoso performance of Marais’s Le Labyrinthe, which elicited thunderous applause from the audience.”

The Times

“…cellist and gambist Jonathan Manson made an outstanding contribution… he was alert and deeply expressive.”

April 1998

The Times

“Jonathan Manson’s exquisite solo transfixed audience and participants alike.”

April 1997