"Best of the young bunch"
"Barbara Doll set an impressively high standard at the Wigmore Hall...
Her absolute technical control coupled with an innate musical understanding was apparent from the outset with two contrasting works by Schubert...
Dolls potent command of the Romantic repertoire was apparent in Strauss's Violin Sonata in E-flat major; she never over- sentimentalised, her broad, free-wheeling vibrato always subservient to demands of phrasing and tone colour."
"Violin magic with Barbara Doll"
15 November 2000, Barbican, London:
Soloist in the Bach Double concerto for two violins with Nigel Kennedy & guest leader / director of English Chamber Orchestra:
"Two-part inventions [...] prepared the ground for the celebrated Double concerto in D minor, the highlight of the evening thanks to uncanny telepathy between Kennedy and the glistening violin of Barbara Doll. A quicksilver opening was matched by edge-of-seat virtuosity in the finale, and time seemed to stop in the haunting Largo as the two parts melted together."
"The guest leader Barbara Doll was the co-soloist in the Double concerto. Lady and the tramp made sublime music as they interweaved in the slow movement and made space for each other like dancers in the dazzling finale."
"The finale of the D minor Concerto, with Barbara Doll on the second violin, was given an encore at breakneck speed, not to the extent that it jeopardised the music's integrity but rather that it set the seal on an evening of thoroughly exhilarating musicianship."
The Daily Telegraph
"...An artist who plays with heart and soul and without any cheap showing-off..."
...Their interpretations were mature and remarkable, always to be taken into consideration, stimulating and worthy to be discussed, sometimes also simply overwhelming..."
Barbara Doll ...with clarity and warmth in the sound that stays always personal..."
"...this impressively alive and at the same time tender interpretation of the Schubert C major Phantasy was utterly convincing: the strength of the duo Barbara Doll and Julian Milford is the interpretation of Schubert...They create a highly virtuosic symbiosis of melodic simplicity and atmospheric sound with an unbelievable amount of temperament and character.
...Barbara Doll clearly enjoying the tonal possibilities of her instrument inspires with a most beautiful sound."
"Violin soloist Barbara Doll is well known, the sympathetic artist has inspired with her expressive playing in several appereances before. She mastered the "seasons" supremely well."
"Particularly expressive were the singing, slow movements, which Doll filled very sensitively with a lot of intensity. One didn't want to let off her warm violin sound any more..."
"From the first note she won the audience over, not only with her brilliant playing, but also with her spontaneous and immediate appereance."
Revue de Liban
"Barbara Doll, leader of the "Kammerphilharmonie", could proof her by now internationally demanded qualities as a soloist in the Rondo for violin and orchestra C major KV 595 (by Mozart)."
Debussy with Homero Francesch in Linz, Brucknerhaus:
"...the g minor Sonata, played with sensuousness and virtuosity by Barbara Doll and Homero Francesch"
"Barbara Doll and Homero Francesch seduced with the complete magic of colourful shading and sonority."