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“I cannot think of anyone I would rather hear play the double bass than Duncan McTier. He produces a consistent beauty of tone that is unique among today’s virtuosos ...”


“McTier is brilliantly virtuosic, and expressive too, with intonation in particular being miraculously true.”

Classic CD Magazine

“... extraordinary eloquence ...”

The Times


“... his tone is simply magnificent. If you didn’t know better you would think a cellist was playing...I sat, breathless, listening to this magician.”

Haarlems Dagblad

“One is used to hearing magicians on the violin, but here we were presented with the complete range of finesses applied to the double bass ...”

Fædrelandsvennen, Norway


“...some of the most refined bass playing you are ever likely to hear”

The Strad

“... a consummate performer.”

The Sunday Times

“...astonishingly beautiful and brilliant playing. He plays his double bass with just as much clarity, confidence and sonority as a solo cellist plays his instrument which, technically speaking, is something of a miracle.”

Berlingske Tidende, Copenhagen

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