In the Independent, Andy Gill wrote about John's latest CD: "John Dowland’s Lachrimae Pavans – the ‘Seven Teares’, as he called them – grew out of the composer’s ‘Flow My Tears’, each pavan exploring further harmonic and contrapuntal possibilities, but in a manner which augmented the developments with keen emotional power. Performed here by a string quartet of violins, violas and bass violin, rather than lutes, the resonant drones emphasise the despair in Dowland’s work, contrasted with the cheerier consort pieces of contemporaries and antecedents such as Purcell, William Lawes and John Jenkins. The recurrent themes of Dowland’s suite wield a compelling emotional momentum in these performances by John Holloway’s ensemble, at once woeful and wonderful."
In the July issue of The Strad Magazine John speaks about a piece of music which is the "Mount Everest for any violinst": Bach's solo sonatas and partitas. Read more
John's next master class will take place at Allegro vivo festival in Horn/Austria (23-31 August). He offers a special class for all string-players, developing the interpretation of J. S. Bach's music. Soloists as well as chamber musicians were invited to register. More
"Hats off to John Holloway... His experience shows in remarkably distinctive ways. It isn't merely his command and his deep affinity for both his violin and the music. It is his sound: burnished by time, crystal-clear in the centre but faintly soft-edged; free, never forced... an essay in good taste."
From the CD "Pavans and Fantasies from the Age of Dowland." John Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae
From the CD "Sonate concertate in stil moderno". Dario Castello: Sonata Settima I
From H. Berlioz: Duet "O mon cher fils". Bremen Philharmonic, conductor: John Holloway (7.12.2011)