The Week in Reviews, Op. 168: Joshua Bell, Leonidas Kavakos + Yuja Wang, Nikolaj Znaider and more.

February 13, 2017, 10:35 PM · 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.

Joshua Bell performed Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Joshua Bell
Joshua Bell.

Leonidas Kavakos performed works by Bartok, Debussy, Janacek and Schubert in recital with pianist Yuja Wang.

Nikolaj Znaider performed the Nielsen with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Fabio Biondi performed concertos by Vivaldi and Corelli with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Hilary Hahn performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Seattle Symphony.

Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint performed works by Sarasate, Tchaikovsky and Vivaldi.

Rachel Barton Pine performed a Baroque recital with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Jennifer Koh performed works by Beethoven and Iyer, in recital with pianist Shai Wosner.

Vadim Gluzman performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Ray Chen performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Bamberg Symphony.


Finally, at last night's Grammy Awards, cellist Zuill Bailey won in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category, over nominated violinists Leila Josefowicz, Gil Shaham and Christian Tetzlaff. Bailey won for his performance of Michael Daugherty's Tales Of Hemingway, which also won in the Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Compendium categories. Congratulations to all.

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