"...a really intuitive and intelligent artist at work...".
The Strad, 2012

"Alexander, this remarkably talented, indeed marvellous, cellist"
Martin Lovett, the Amadeus Quartet

"He came, he saw, he conquered"
The DNA Journal, Strasbourg 2006 - Schumann Cello Concerto with Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, conductor Lionel Bringuier.

"Alexander Somov…gave a performance of glowing warmth, character and power, as his golden tone radiated out in the deepest, strongest waves…"
Mathew Connolly, The Times - Schumann Cello Concerto with Northern Sinfonia, Conductor Thomas Zehetmair.

"...there was a lyrical, narrative quality to Schumann’s Funf Stucke im volkston and an impulsive fire to Gaspar Cassado’s Spanish Suite..."
The Daily Telegraph - Music at the Wallace Collection
Geoffry Norris, Daily Telegraph

"…Bulgarian Alexander Somov triumphed with a characterful performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. The Adagio was particularly fine, Somov offering up an impassioned cadenza and achieving a wonderfully dusky tone".
The Strad, – Dvorak Cello Concerto with The Philharmonia, conducted by David Parry, St John’s Smith Square (London)

"...Alexander Somov captivates the audience like an established master. His recent performance was a pure indulgence for the senses. He has a marvellous technique, impressive passion and expression, thunderous temperament.” Kultura, Bulgaria