"tremendous finesse"

James MacMillan Percussion Concerto No.2 / Edinburgh International Festival, cond. Edward Gardner

“The concert opened with James MacMillan’s Second Percussion Concerto, written for and played with tremendous finesse by Colin Currie. Together, he and Gardner unfolded inquisitive, conversational lines through orchestral blasts of shrieking, swaggering bravura, misty elegies and plaintive chorales. This was Currie’s debut at the Edinburgh international festival; how such a superbly communicative, commanding Scottish artist has stayed away for so long is a mystery.”
Guardian, August 2015