Paul Bunyan, ENO at WIlton's Music Hall

Mail on Sunday (September 2018)

'But perhaps the biggest potential star of all is the conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren.I have been impressed with him at Opera Holland Park‚ and even more so here.'


Opera Magazine (November 2018)
'...the score sounded sumptuous under the baton of Matthew Kofi Waldren. '

BachTrack.com (September 2018)
'The pacing‚ musical preparation and orchestral playing were exemplary under ENO’s Mackerras Fellow Matthew Kofi Waldren.'

Classical Source (September 2018)
'Matthew Kofi Waldren – Mackerras Fellow at ENO – conducts with finesse...'

Culture Whisper (September 2018)
'Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts his admirable players with calm assurance...'

Opera Canada (September 2018)
'The ENO musicians played marvellously for conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren.'

Opera Today (September 2018)
'Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren stitched together the eclectic idioms with fluency and brightly coloured zest‚ the orchestra (Britten’s revised instrumentation was used) tiered on stage and spilling into the side-aisles.'

Seen & Heard International (September 2018)
'Matthew Kofi Waldren had perfect control between band and stage; unobtrusive‚ but most effectively judged.'

The Arts Desk (September 2018)
'Matthew Kofi Waldren‚ a deserving former beneficiary of the company’s Mackerras Conducting Fellowship‚ is a perfect choice to draw a company together. '

The Guardian (September 2018)
'Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts with neat efficiency. '

The Observer (September 2018)
' Musical standards‚ under the baton of Matthew Kofi Waldren‚ were excellent...'

The Spectator (September 2018)
'Under the immaculate direction of Matthew Kofi Waldren — the straight man to Manton’s joker — the chorus gives it the full Broadway‚ triple threats to a man...It all adds up to a fine evening’s entertainment. '

The Stage (September 2018)
'...while Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts a spick and span performance.'

The Telegraph (September 2018)
'...Matthew Kofi Waldren conducts the band with warm affection. '

The Times (September 2018)
'With the band in front‚ percussion to the right‚ singers behind and chorus all around‚ the conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren keeps it all moving as tightly as he can.'

What’s on Stage (September 2018)
'The dynamic young conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren energises an ENO orchestra that’s been splattered over the Wilton’s walls...'