Richard Bratby writing in Metro - July 27 2005:
Opera - Eugene Onegin
It's an ambitious first concert for the rebranded Birmingham Chamber Orchestra. But young conductor Martin Leigh … has a good track record with big projects, and the young cast look right for the job. When the ingredients of an opera production are this carefully prepared, who needs scenery?
Christopher Morley writing in the Birmingham Post - November 30 2004:
something of a triumph for the industrious players and their equally hardworking conductor Martin Leigh
...the endeavour was exhilarating and rewarding.
[Rite of Spring with Birmingham University Symphony Orchestra]
Christopher Morley writing in the Birmingham Post - November 24 2003:
Halesowen Orchestra, Cornbow Hall
These 60-odd musicians perform with immense talent, dedication, enthusiasm, and marked professionalism...
...overwhelming evidence of thorough and purposeful preparation
[Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6]