“Haga’s sound is mellow, yet she projects perfectly – she is also supremely musical and a perfect musical partner for Vengerov”

Royal Albert Hall, Brahms Double Concerto, April 25th 2023

Colin Clarke, Seen and Heard International, 27th April 2023

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“Sandra’s tone is exquisite, rich, and extremely beautiful. Her playing is intelligent and deep-felt. This young lady surely is the future of cello playing.”

Maxim Vengerov, 2023

“Sandra Lied Haga und ihre Partnerin Katya Apekisheva am Klavier interpretieren das stattliche Werk mit viel Verve, aber auch angemessener Sensibilitàt, wobei die Cellistin mit ihrem warmen, noblen Ton fur sich einnimmt.”

“Eine echte Entdeckung”

–  Pedro Obiera, Aachener Zeitung May 2023

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“The cellist deserves the highest praise.”

“Especially characteristic is her full and unusually rich cello sound. Flawless intonation, a clear and secure phrasing as well as a ravishing cantabile distinguish her playing, which is capable of the most enchanting pianissimos and an equally great virtuosity.”

“….her playing achieves a phenomenal eloquence.”

“(…) beautiful and intense sound (…) She plays with a sure feeling for the music, fascinating refinement, stylish, charming and in the slow parts movingly soulful.”

– ‘Pizzicato’, Remy Franck, 8th May 2020

6 of 6 stars

“… This was my first encounter with Sandra Lied Haga’s playing, and I was blown away by the quality of her musicianship”

“… the slow movement of the Dvořák in particular is nothing less than exquisite.”

“… Sandra Lied Haga is plainly another young Norwegian destined for a career among the major performers of her day. In the meantime I recommend this recording with every enthusiasm, and with gratitude for an hour of the kind of inspired music-making that refreshes the jaded soul.”

– ‘’, Martin Anderson, 17th September 2020
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“Sandra Lied Haga’s wonderfully rich tone suits the long, lyrical lines of Dvorak´s Concerto to a tee”

– Jeremy Pound, BBC Music Magazine, August 2020

“Impressively mature (…) Haga produces a wonderfully rich tone. I love the way she lingers over the solo part as well – obviously already a cellist who knows her musical mind.”

– BBC Radio 3 Record Review, Andrew McGregor 30th May 2020
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“With this she leaves many recordings by renowned artists and record labels in the shadow (…) And what you hear is simply overwhelming.”

“Lied Haga astonishes with her fresh interpretation which, combined with a natural instinct for the music and great virtuosity, results in a convincing, fascinatingly beautiful and touching performance.”

“With no sense of cliché or affectation, though with heartfelt integrity to the music, extroverted outbursts flow seamlessly to moments of exquisite, sensitive lyricism. The listener is left to marvel at the pure, beautiful tone of the young Norwegian.”

“(…) an impressive debut album (…)”

“(…) A wonderful discovery.”

– ‘Glarean’- Christian Busch, 1st May 2020
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5 of 5 stars

“There is a new contender in the world of the cello: a 25-year-old Norwegian called Sandra Lied Haga. She started on the cello at three – dwarfed by her instrument – but swiftly rose to prominence, winning competition after competition, and charming everyone with her sound. She made her Wigmore Hall-debut aged twelve; The two works on this new CD at Simax Classics allow her ample scope to deploy her warm and passionate sound”

– The Independent, 18th June 2020
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“Lied Haga er ett av våre virkelig store navn på en kommende stjernehimmel”

“Stor klang fra ung musiker.”

“Den 26 år gamle Sandra Lied Haga har allerede utviklet en utrolig fintfølende klang i sitt instrument som enkelt sagt er vidunderlig.”

“Lied Haga is one of our truly great names in a future starry sky.”

– Trond Erikson, 19th June 2020

“Sandra Lied Haga emerges as one of the strongest musical voices in recent years.”

– Simax Classics

“Every tone in the music is meant from Dvorak’s blood, liver and heart, which is exactly how it sounds in Lied Haga’s performance”

Magnus Andersson – Klassekampen

“She has had a sensational technical control from an early age, a rich, singing cello tone, and has over the years developed her own personal voice.”

– Leif Ove Andsnes and Jury of Equinor Classical Music Award

“Divine cello playing, heavenly sound, a masterly performance.”

– Grieg Festival

A mirage. Sandra Lied Haga – “Norwegian cellist Sandra Lied Haga plays cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach. The young artist is known for her rich tone, which opens each work with passionate depth.”, 25th December 2022