The Week in Reviews, Op. 382: Midori; Augustin Hadelich; Vadim Gluzman
In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, Violinist.com each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.
Violinist Midori. Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Midori performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
- The Boston Musical Intelligencer: "It was a true pleasure to see Midori illuminate the hall and the new year with her violin and her glowing musical spirit. She excelled both in virtuosic passages of fast runs and double-stops, as well as caressing melodies of the utmost preciousness."
Augustin Hadelich performed Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
- Cincinnati Business Journal: "Hadelich gave a performance that balanced deeply interior playing and searing virtuosity. He produced a gorgeous tone in the lament-like melody which opened the piece, ending with ethereal harmonics high in the stratosphere of his instrument."
Vadim Gluzman performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Charleston Symphony.
- The Post and Courier: "It was a soul-fortifying, smashing success, this convergence of conductor, soloist and symphony to galvanize a performance hall into a transcendent, cathartic experience."
Anne Akiko Meyers performed Arturo Márquez's "Fandango" Violin Concerto with the San Diego Symphony.
- San Diego Story: "...Meyers’ dazzling technical facility expressed through a sharply focused sonority that sports a gleaming upper register, brilliantly communicated Márquez’s three movement Fandango....Meyers tossed off bravura flourishes that elaborated and extended the orchestra’s more lithe phrases."
David Coucheron performed Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
- EarRelevant: "...the orchestra presented a visceral, painterly description of each season, with (concertmaster) Coucheron’s solo violin a rhetorical narrative running through and over each scene."
Madeline Adkins performed Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy with the Utah Symphony.
- Utah Arts Review: "With smooth, songful phrasing, the soloist also brought rich interpretive depth to the sweet double-stopped harmonies of 'Auld Robb Morris' and the poignant yearning of 'I’m a’ Doun for Lack o’ Johnnie.'"
Amaryn Olmeda performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
- The Daily Journal: "Her clear and plain-spoken playing style is crisp, emphatic and with a well-textured tone. She puts forth the concerto without mannerisms or affectation but also with charm and a compelling thrust that keeps the music thrilling."
The Mithras Trio performed works by Beethoven, Bridge and Joy Lisney at Wigmore Hall.
- theartsdesk.com: "The trio, who have been together for just over five years, are part of Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme and dispatched the repertoire with an intensity and expressive range that was often as beguiling as it was exhilarating."
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