“…I have nothing but admiration to express for the playing of these three musicians. British-American clarinettist Jean Johnson is nothing short of phenomenal.
BBC Radio3 reviewed Metamorphoses’ debut CD in BBC Record Review: “…Metamophoses are fantastic, incredibly clever, tight and very polished. Beautiful frasings…”.
BBC Record Review, BBC 3, Saturday 7 April 2018
The first CD of Metamorphoses is released! The CD contains Fairy Tales by Schumann, Trio by Leo Smit, Kegelstatt Trio by Mozart and Jean Francaix’s trio.
Camiel Boomsma is nominated for the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam Award. This is a prestigious award for musicians who excel in their profession and are noted for their exceptional talent. The winner will be announced on the 15th August 2018 in Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam. The winner will be Artist in Residence for a year.
Jean Johnson performed for a sold out SJSS in London in November with Steven Osborne, Alban Gerhardt and James Ehnes. The press gave 5 star reviews:
…Wenn der holländische Pianist Camiel Boomsma mit Chopins Nocturne op. 9/1 seine CD beginnt, ist man sofort überwältigt von dem überaus feinen, samtigen und dynamisch aussergewöhnlich nuancierten Spiel.