The latest Southern Cross Soloists

concert reviews:


September 7, 2021

The Creative Issue

"The program showcased both the splendour of chamber music and the talent of the ensemble. Southern Cross Soloists showcased their strong ability to paint lyrical landscapes."


March 2, 2021

The Creative Issue

"Guitarist Slava Grigoryan, together with ensemble Southern Cross Soloists, transported audiences across the seas to Spain and France on Sunday afternoon."


August 3, 2020

The Creative Issue

"In all, it was a thoroughly refreshing concert, taking the listener on a journey through French chamber music from the comfort of their lounge-room. Alex, Tania, Jonathan and Alan performed music that danced, breathed, uplifted, haunted and stimulated."


November 3, 2019

Review: Lyrical Reflections

Stage Whispers

"The concert ended with Elgar’s superb Enigma Variations, which was by turns bombastic, quirky and elegant."

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August 13, 2019

Review: 2019 Bangalow Music Festival Conducted Conversations Through Chamber Music



July 22, 2019

Review: Maps and Journeys: Navigating the Sky (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★★ ½

"A stimulating and insightful musical journey through space and time, with a spectacular destination."


August 16, 2018

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2018

Australian Stage

"The Bangalow Music Festival is a jewel in the classical-music life of the Northern-Rivers. Long may it continue."

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August 21, 2017

Review: Bangalow Music Festival (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ½

"A glorious setting for a winter chamber music festival."


August 17, 2015

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2015

Australian Stage

"The standard of performance was at a uniformly high level throughout the Festival."


August 19, 2014

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2014

Australian Stage

"The SCS are not about the 19th century, nor are they about contemporary music. They are simply about ensemble music. And they play wonderfully."

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April 1, 2014

Review: Kiss Me, Katherina (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

"Southern Cross Soloists continue their tradition of excellence, contributing to Queensland’s unique music scene."


September 7, 2021

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"The Southern Cross Soloists delivered a delightful dreamscape bursting with technical skill and Australian flair."


February 27, 2021

Weekend Notes

"It was probably as close as the largely late middle-aged respectable audience come to a "rave". We loved it all. For many in the audience, this may well have been their first live concert since COVID-19 began. They were probably hoping for something special. Southern Cross Soloists and Slava Grigoryan delivered."


February 23, 2020

Review: The Trumpet Unleashed

Stage Whispers

"Southern Cross Soloists began their 25th anniversary season with a dynamic program of chamber music showcasing the trumpet and welcoming back trumpet virtuoso Miroslav Petkov."


August 29, 2019

CD Review: I’ll Walk Beside You (Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ½

"Teddy takes the middle road to be in Scotland afore ye."

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August 12, 2019

Review: 2019 Bangalow Music Festival Turns 18

The Echo

"Lovers of fine music had a wonderful treat on the weekend with some of the best players in the world."


February 18, 2019

Review: Lunar New Year: Memories from Childhood (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

"A vibrant and eclectic blend of two contrasting cultures to create a unique and exhilarating concert."


October 7, 2017

Review: Thank You Southern Cross Soloists

Sydney Mozart Society

"There was an exhilarating joy in last night's Southern Cross Soloists concert. On stage there were seven masterful musicians performing works of great composers in new arrangements full of fresh musical ideas and vibrant energy."


August 16, 2017

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2017

Australian Stage

"A particularly vibrant and brilliant incarnation of the Bangalow Festival."

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August 15, 2015

Review: Rhapsody in Blue (Bangalow Music Festival, Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★

"An engaging soirée Française underneath the Southern Cross."


August 13, 2013

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2013

Australian Stage

"Thank you Southern Cross Soloists and thank you Tania Frazer for “delivering the finest international and Australian ensembles and soloists” to our doorstep."

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June 17, 2012

Review: Invisible Me: A QPAC and Southern Cross Soloists Production for Out of the Box

Stage Whispers

"The Southern Cross Soloists have extended their performance prowess tenfold by stepping outside their everyday comfort zone as classical musicians."


July 23, 2021

Limelight Magazine

"A terrific showcase of Brisbane’s finest!"

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February 21, 2021

Review: Souvenires De Aranjuez

Stage Whispers

"The sound of castanets, flamenco dancing, and bull fights were frequently conjured up in this classical chamber concert headed by guitar soloist Slava Grigoyan. Cancelled in 2020 because of Covid restrictions, this Southern Cross Soloists concert has been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait."


November 4, 2019

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ½

"SXS get up close and personal with a mixed bag of chamber works."


August 13, 2019

Review: 2019 Bangalow Music Festival: A Round-Up (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

"Instrumental colour aplenty in this year's musical line-up."


August 12, 2019

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2019

Australian Stage

"The Southern Cross Soloists raised the roof."


February 17, 2019

Review: Lunar New Year: Memories from Childhood (Southern Cross Soloists)

Weekend Notes

"a joyous celebration to begin the Year of the Pig. The program successfully merged ancient Chinese folk songs and instruments with animal-inspired Western classical music."


October 10, 2017

Review: Sydney Mozart Society Arrange To Please (Southern Cross Soloists)


"All in all, a superbly constructed programme giving a wonderful evening of entertainment."


August 16, 2016

Review: Sydney Reviews: Bangalow Music Festival 2016

Australian Stage

"This festival shone, in a welcome, gimmick-free celebration of really good music."


October 2, 2015

CD Review: Andrew Schultz: Deep Blue and Dirty (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

★ ★ ★ ★

"This disc features Andrew Schultz’s rather polite chamber and vocal music, performed by the eminent Southern Cross Soloists."

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June 28, 2015

Review: French Revelations (Southern Cross Soloists)

Limelight Magazine

"Matinee of popular French works, skillfully performed alongside Piers Lane and Marshall McGuire."