Concert reviews:

The Coulls are, in other words, a totally selfless ensemble of players: there are no egos intervening, just a deeply seasoned dedication to the message of the music.
That said, it’s hard not to single out leader Roger Coull’s exquisite shaping of the keening semi-soliloquy Britten writes for his instrument in the central solo movement. Or, indeed, the consistently insightful, collegial contributions of cellist Nicholas Roberts in all five movements – string quartet playing at its very finest.

Culture Northern Ireland

The Coull Quartet gave a knock-out performance at the Frick Gallery …. the group’s precision, intonation and balance defied criticism. This was a wonderful afternoon.
The Strad

The group produces a bright robust sound and plays with a stylistic command that matches its exuberance.
New York Times

Here is a group, exceptionally intelligent and responsive, which gives freshness to any music it touches.
The Guardian

The Coull Quartet’s performance was superb, pure-toned, powerful, dramatic and with considerable charm and a lovely frothy lightness.
Glasgow Herald

Exquisite string playing, technical poise and genuine spirituality
San Francisco Examiner

Playing of heartening exuberance and thoughtfulness penetrating to the heart of a most difficult and demanding programme.
Daily Telegraph

…characteristic force, tenacity and substance that left one longing for an instant replay.
The Times

A standard of intonation and tonal matching that is well nigh flawless; their ensemble is as refined as any quartet I can think of.
The Guardian

Record reviews:

Britten and Maw (SOMM)

Their performance is wonderfully authoritative with characterisation and pacing perfectly judged.
The Guardian

The Coull Quartet’s carefully prepared and entirely committed readings are just superb. This is one of the finest discs I have heard recently
MusicWeb International

‘Benchmark recording’
BBC Music Magazine

Sibelius String Quartet and Piano Quintet (SOMM)

I have nothing but praise for a display so full of wisdom and musicality.
The Gramophone

Schubert Quartets (Upbeat Classics)

….one could hardly wish for better Schubert playing
BBC Music Magazine

In the first volume of the series the Coull Quartet tackles Schubert’s early string quartets with freshness and concentration that are consistently compelling, giving strongly committed, characterful and spontaneous performances and displaying a natural feeling for the composer’s unique lyrical impulse.
The Strad

Haydn Quartets Op 33 (CRD)

The Coull Quartet’s finely drawn readings frequently paint portraits of elegance and refinement. Altogether, interpretations to treasure.
Classic CD

Mendelssohn Quartets (Hyperion)

The Coull Quartet’s warm and unforced quality is a delight to the ear, while a certain melancholy, which at times pervades the music, is ideally captured.
The Strad

Op 44 are echt Mendelssohn….the Coull Quartet renders all of this with enthusiasm, an attractively transparent sound and commendable musical intelligence. They might have been born to play Mendelssohn. They have a fine intuitive sense of how the music ought to go, combined with a collective sonority that is perfectly appropriate for it.

Bridge, Elgar and Walton Quartets (Hyperion)

Outstandingly beautiful playing of beguiling sensitivity and exhilaration
CD Review

Elegant and sensitive recordings of some of the finest British chamber works of our century. Idyllic performances.
BBC Music Magazine

Onslow Quartets (ASV Sanctuary)

The Coull Quartet gives elegantly polished performances
American Record Guide