The Week in Reviews, Op. 238: James Ehnes, Gidon Kremer, Joshua Bell; IVCI Finals
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.
James Ehnes performed the Tchaikovsky with the Fort Worth Symphony.
- The Dallas Morning News: "The excellent violinist James Ehnes was the soloist in the Violin Concerto, supplying great delicacy where called for, great drama elsewhere, effortlessly tossing off the most fearsome technical challenges."
James Ehnes. Photo by Benjamin Ealovega.
Gidon Kremer performed Bartók’s First Violin Concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
- The Guardian: "...he caught the quiet ardency of the concerto’s first movement perfectly, and even in the more extrovert Allegro managed to retain a degree of something personal and lyrical, leaving Wellber and the orchestra to provide the bigger emphases."
Joshua Bell performed the Bruch Concerto with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
- Bangkok Post: "His performance was, quite simply, stunning."
Finalists in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
- Violinist.com: "If I had to choose just one word to describe (Richard) Lin's playing it might be 'clarity' - clarity of sound production, clarity of musical intention, clarity about the larger picture."
- Violinist.com: "From opening melody, Shannon (Lee) played with a rich and vigorous tone, making a bold statement of this music."
Finalists in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis performed with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra.
- Violinist.com: "(Ioana Cristina) Goicea played with intention and a good sense of Mozart style, using the Joachim cadenzas. "
- Violinist.com: "(Luke) Hsu is a player who never forgets he is on stage, creating excitement in every moment."
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