‘it is Rosalind Ventris’s viola, weaving its way around and between the voice and William Vann’s piano, that is most beguiling.’

– Gramophone

‘the dark-toned sound of Guest Principal Violist Rosalind Ventris was a highlight in the swelling lyricism of the third movement.’

– Limelight Magazine 

‘The viola is not always thought of as a solitary instrument, if we hear it in recital it is usually with other instrumentalists, but here Rosalind Ventris showed that the instrument’s rich elegiac lower tones and singing higher register can make a really expressive protagonist’ 

– Planet Hugill
 ‘I was very favourably impressed by the work of violist Rosalind Ventris, whose rich dark tone made a major contribution to the beauty of the Quartet’s sound… The initial pentatonic theme of the first movement took on a particular beauty and power as played by Rosalind Ventris, drawing from her instrument a deal of warmth and beauty’
– Seen and Heard International

‘Rosalind Ventris – characterful viola player’ 

– Gramophone 

‘This was apparently the third work for viola by Roxburgh which Ms Ventris has performed, and it made a quite striking impression in its combination of drama and lyricism. It appeared, also, the receive a remarkably successful premiere.’ 

– Musical Opinion

 ‘Ventris’s viola solo is excellent’ 

– Classical Source