"Conductor John Grant and the National Children's Orchestra began with aplomb, bringing out all the syrupy glow of Smetana's Vltava (from Ma Vlast). Rarely could such a graceful and warm-hearted version of this famous work have been conjured up" - The Herald

"Listening to the children's orchestra, it was hard to believe these musicians are between 8 and 14 years old, with many of them playing in front of an audience for the first time" - Edinburgh Evening News

"Guided by conductor John Grant, they beautifully conveyed the journey of a meandering river in Smetana's Vltava from Ma Vlast" - The Scotsman