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Octets & Clarinet Quintet

BIS Records

"With violinist Isabelle van Keulen and clarinettist Michael Collins spearheading the players, it ’s unsurprising that the performance [of the Ferguson Octet] as a whole is something of a revelation."

BBC Music Magazine, 2022


Septets: Beethoven & Berwald

BIS Records

Diapason d'Or Award Winner

"Berwald could hardly have more persuasive advocates than the Wigmore Soloists, a starry line-up led with mingled finesse and ebullience by violinist Isabelle van Keulen and clarinettist Michael Collins."

Gramophone Magazine, 2023

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Clarinet Trios

BIS Records

"...these players prove as punchily precise in Stravinsky’s fiendishly tricky rhythms as they are passionate in Bruch’s No. 5 ‘Rumänische Melodie’. The recording is close and clear."

BBC Music Magazine, 2022

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Mozart Clarinet Quintet

BIS Records

"In the Quintet, Collins is joined by newly formed ensemble Wigmore Soloists, the crème de la crème of chamber players who in this beautifully produced interpretation take the much-loved piece..."

BBC Music Magazine, July 2022,

5/5 stars

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Schubert Octet

BIS Records

"Not only does the performance shine from without, but is illuminated with a gorgeous glow from within..." Gramophone Magazine, December 2021

Record of the Week BBC Radio 3 Record Review

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