“Dazzling as this criminally neglected repertoire may be (the Matteis Alia fantasia that opens the album is a must-listen), the true gem here is the bold, yet nuanced technique of Augusta McKay Lodge. Hers is a name to watch.”
“but it’s artists like Lodge who make the music sing and dance and sometimes really engage on a deeper interpretive level–where we listen more closely and hear the mysterious transformation of a single line into multiple parts, fleshed out harmonies, and sophisticated developmental features, articulate, assertive, seductive, lovely, elegant.”
Working with a Legend, the Path from Juilliard to Les Arts FLorissants, written by Augusta McKay Lodge
De Juilliard à Thiré : les jeunes talents chez William Christie (Interview with Cinzia Rota)
"Three players were worked especially hard and rose to the challenges beautifully: Augusta McKay Lodge, the concertmaster and main violin soloist..."
"...Augusta McKay Lodge, stands out as the real thing, a true virtuoso"
"The last movement, done at a record-setting pace, never sounded strained or forced...the splendid Augusta McKay Lodge has to be singled out as an exceptional violinist."
"...the second violin part was performed with warmth and tension by 22-year-old Augusta McKay Lodge."
"...her performance was outstanding: animated, well-ornamented, radiantly in tune. Her evenness of phrasing, with no drooping at the ends, was particularly commendable in the Andante." -Jay, Harvey. 'Two Worlds Of J.S. Bach Are Sketched In Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra Concert'., Apr21 2015. .