'...wonderfully idiomatic conducting from Williams...' (The Guardian)

'...Williams, the musicologist and conductor, who knew the score backwards, and whose skill at releasing its energy, caprice, novelty and depth was the best of all the pleasures of the evening.' (Opera)

'The playing of The Old Street Band, conducted by Jonathan Williams, is delectable.' (The Opera Critic)

'...Under Jonathan Williams’ direction, the Old Street Band’s period instruments are zesty and piquant, the singing characterful and idiomatic. Galina Averina, especially, brings poised precision to the role of Iphise: while she sings, Rameau’s baroqueries seem entirely natural' (The Evening Standard)

'...Under Jonathan Williams' authoritative direction, the Old Street Band delivers a spirited account of the fluidic score...' (The Times)