Reviews and quotes from press and music professionals


“Featuring throughout were some outstanding solo eye and ear-catching contributions from a great number of them: notably violinist Walker as mentioned before, as well as Archie Morton (oboe), Daisy Noton (flute) and Eliza Talman (trumpet).” 

Seen and Heard International – NYO Summer Tour, BBC Proms 2021

“Daisy is an exceptional musician in many ways, one that possesses not only immense talent and professionalism but also great sensitivity and musicality. A seriously hard worker as well as a delightful, safe, and reliable performer, she is a dream to work with.” 

Polo Piatti – Composer

“You are a really lovely assured musical player. Consistently natural phrasing which is a real pleasure to listen to, and an engaging stage manner; you have an ability to really hold the space which is a rare thing.” 

Piers Adams – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final

“Both [Lauren Zhang’s and Daisy Noton’s] performances were absolutely first class, both soloists projected a real authority to the audience, totally calm and in control.”

“Although Mozart famously hated the flute, I’m sure if he had heard Daisy Noton’s performance of K 313, he would have written a dozen more flute concerti. The home crowd justifiably went wild.”

Hastings Independent Press – London Mozart Players Opening Concert ‘LMP By the Sea’, together with Lauren Zhang, Opus Theatre

“A fascinating and slightly unorthodox performance but I really loved it.”

“You have very clear musical ideas and played everything with conviction always maintaining energy levels.”

Nicola Woodward – Flute Flight Worldwide Competition

Daisy Noton Flute

“A wonderfully conceived and committed performance … you really charactered the music.”

Wissam Boustany – Flute Flight Worldwide Competition

“She is such a sensitive player and you can tell she is a very thoughtful player as well. She has a really beautiful sound.”

Katherine Bryan – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final

“From your opening note I enjoyed your playing so much. Your sound is delightful and sings effortlessly.”

“Your Ibert was polished, stylish and appeared effortless.”

Karen Jones – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Semi Final

“Introduced beautifully and performed from memory. Immediately impressive.”

Sue Thomas – British Flute Society Competition

“You are a lovely performer and had real poise and grace.”

“You have a beautiful sound.”

Angela Dixon – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final

“This was followed by Bach’s suite for flute and strings BWV1067 with Daisy Noton the accomplished flute soloist… very sensitive and impressive throughout.”

Lark Reviews (posted on 1066 reviews) – Bach B Minor Suite with the Sussex Concert Orchestra, St. Peter’s Church, Bexhill

“Excellent tonal control. Truly elegant playing.”

Hastings Instrumental Concerto Competition

“The Mozart was beautifully phrased and controlled. A very stylish interpretation.”

“The Ibert was dazzling.”

Lynne Plowman – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Semi Final

“We had these amazing fizzy pianos all the way through with so much energy.”

Anna Lapwood – BBC Young Musician Woodwind Final

“Mention needs to be made of Daisy’s beautifully fluid piccolo playing.”

Hastings Independent Press – ‘Fiesta night of passion’, St Mary’s in the Castle Danzon No. 2