The International Classical Music Awards (ICMA) honored John Holloway for his CD „Pavanes and Fantasies from the Age of Dowland“ in the category CD Baroque Instrumental: "John Dowland’s ‘Lachrimae Pavans’ rank among the most considerable works of English chamber music. The combination of these pieces with other outstanding music from the Renaissance and early baroque periods creates not only a stylish mixture, but gives above all a sharp impression of that repertoire’s complexity and strength. The transparent and well focused performances by John Holloway and his Ensemble are absolutely fascinating."
In the Independent, Andy Gill writes about John's CD: "John Dowland's Lachrimae Pavans - the "Seaven teares", as he called them - grew out of the composer's "Flow my Tears", each pavan exploring further harmonic and contrapuntal possibilities...The recurrent themes...wield a compelling emotional momentum in these performances by John Holloway's ensemble, at once woeful and wonderful".
"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)