Press

“Intriguing… rather other worldly” – Verity Sharp, Late Junction

“…longer lyrical excursionshighlight Gvi’s excellent composing skills” – Clive Bell, the Wire

Each arrangement brings a freshness to the pieces… both joyous and meditative” – Chris Baber, Jazz Views

… a remarkable score, played live… Gvirtzman uses percussion, keyboard, an interesting electronic box of tricks and his own voice to accompany, lead and disrupt the action in equal measure – a virtuoso performance in its own right.” – Simon Harding, Theatre Breaks

“…squelching, shuddering soundscapes…” – Tim Band, Time Out

For Monk Spent Youth:

“Fresh and never over-respectful… a hip tribute to the original hipster” – Clive Bell, the Wire

Each arrangement brings a freshness to the pieces… both joyous and meditative… While I am reviewing this after I had compiled my ‘best of’ list for 2019, I wouldn’t hesitate to include this one and heartily recommend it” – Chris Baber, Jazz Views

“Monk Spent Youth is a complete pleasure”  – Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann

For “The Merchant of Venice” at Shakespeare’s Globe:

★★★★ “the band led by Zac Gvi support beautifully throughout” – Farah Najib, Evening Standard

★★★★ “The impact is full-bodied” Kate Wyver, The Guardian

★★★★★ “…vibrant and fresh” – Oliver Ainley, Whats On Stage

★★★★ “Tying the production together, Zac Gvi’s score is muscular and atmospheric. Bursts of celebratory wedding-band exuberance on keys and drums give way to stormy shivers of cymbals and ominously trudging woodwinds, evoking an unequal world that is for some filled with conspicuous glamour and for others tinged with constant menace.” The Stage

★★★★ “…beautifully haunting and heart-wrenching” – Broadway World

For Kandinsky Theatre:

★★★★★ “The cherry on top is Zac Gvirtzman’s impressive score that keeps the play tight and running with such excellent pace. It is as remarkable and inventive as the action and provides an excellent world in which our performers can play” – Everything Theatre

★★★★ “Composer Zac Gvirtzman and sound designer Kieran Lucas team up to deliver a mesmerising soundtrack” Whats On Stage

★★★★★ “Wildly inventive theatre company Kandinsky return with a head-spinningly smart show… No-one else makes theatre quite like this.” Time Out

★★★★ “intricately-layered, exquisitely detailed … . It’s deeply sophisticated, sensitive stuff” Time Out

★★★★ “meld[ing] an astonishing complexity of themes, a mastery of form and a deep, deep humanity … another triumph for Kandinsky” Time Out

★★★★★ “Breathtaking stuff… an enormously affecting bit of theatre” – London City Nights

★★★★ “Intricate, compelling, hilarious, moving and multifaceted” – Reviews Hub

★★★★ “a delightful performance that stands out for the originality of its concept and execution” – The Upcoming