Richard Markson is a player who can make his instrument sing. 

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Daily Telegraph

quite outstanding 'cellist with a big, broad, firm tone, surely the envy of many of his colleagues

The Times


Markson's performance impressed us with its fine precision and infinite nuance.   His rich singing tone produced the most delicate lyricism.

Ongaku no tomo


...In all, it was a memorable event of the highest accomplishments by two great artists.

(Brahms cycle with Jorge Federico Osorio)

El Tiempo

HONG KONG                      

Both artists were completely engrossed in the music. Mr. Markson's technical prowess was greatly to be admired since it is the sort which does not draw attention to itself but rather simply is there at the service of whatever demands may be made   upon it.

(Dvorak concerto with Maxim Shostakovich)

            David Gwilt

            South China Morning Post

Richard Markson seems blessed with an infinite quality for drawing ever more beautiful sounds from his 'cello.

            Jane Ram

             Hong Kong Standard


At times Markson was a magician accompanied by his instrument, a romantic poet expressing himself in rich creative tones.

                                                                                    Istanbul Chronicle

BRUSSELS            extremely gifted musician, who gave such exalted musical expression and virtuosity to these Suites that one was made to think of the greatest cellists such as Rostropovich & Tortelier.

(The Bach Suites)                                                         

M.G. De Morgan

MEXICO CITY            

Markson was impressive as much for his technical security as his warm sonority and passionate temperament.

(Schumann concerto with Enrique Bátiz)



When a cellist can claim to have been a pupil of Paul Tortelier & Pierre Fournier, it behoves the listener to approach with optimism. ...Those teachers would have purred with satisfaction.

Sydney Morning Herald


Richard Markson was the eloquent soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. He plays with considerable artistry, producing a lithe and beautiful tone.

                                                                                          Daily Telelgraph


Richard Markson and Jorge Federico Osorio admirably matched in intensity, played with an explosive force that never dissipated and continually renewed itself.

(Richard Markson/Jorge Federico Osorio  - Brahms Sonatas)

                                                                       Douglas Sealy, Irish Times


Richard Markson gave us a performance of great intensity together with immaculate phrasing and intonation.

(Wigmore Hall with Michael Roll)

P.W.D. Daily Telegraph

...the Lento began with a solo from Mr. Markson that was illustrative of the influence of his early mentor Pierre Fournier: the purity of the legato was so reminiscent of that old master's own playing.

(Queen Elizabeth Hall with Mayumi Fujikawa, Nobuko Imai and Peter Frankl)

Alan Blyth, Daily Telegraph


...a rhapsodic Largo which has to be among Beethoven's greatest slow movements.  Richard Markson, a pupil of Paul Tortelier and close associate of Pierre Fournier, brought to it all the refinement of phrasing and exquisite tone one associates with the Paris cello school.

(Beethoven Triple Concerto)

Hugh Vickers, Oxford Times