Birmingham Post November 2003
"Brahms' Violin Concerto brought a tremendous soloist to the fore: Thomas Bowes, a player of unflashy platform deportment, easy-appearing technique (even in the finale's gruesome multiple stopping), his 350-year-old instrument projected a strong yet sweet tone, remarkably even throughout the registers."
Times 4 December 2001
“……..Bowes clearly has a feeling for the music, as you might expect when the soloist is married to the composer. That lyricism was discernible throughout. Even in the first movement, when the plangent solo line gets no change at all from the harsh world of the orchestra, the tone retains its dignity – mournful but never desperate….
The Scotsman 3 December 2001
……the incredible violinist Thomas Bowes….."
The Herald 3 December 2001
The violin Concerto by Eleanor Alberga ”……..was given a breathtaking performance by violinist Thomas Bowes, a stunning virtuoso….”