The Week in Reviews, Op. 257: Leila Josefowicz; Julian Rachlin; Karen Gomyo

February 5, 2019, 2:18 PM · In an effort to promote the coverage of live violin performance, each week presents links to reviews of notable concerts and recitals around the world.

Leila Josefowicz
Violinist Leila Josefowicz.

Leila Josefowicz performed John Adams' 1993 Violin Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Julian Rachlin performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony.

Karen Gomyo performed Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Minnesota Orchestra.

Simone Porter performed Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Fort Worth Symphony.

Vivianne Hagner performed Vieuxtemps Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor with the Sarasota Orchestra.

William Hagen performed the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Abilene Philharmonic.

Nicola Benedetti performed in recital with pianist Alexei Grynyuk, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Nigel Kennedy performed a recital at the Festival Theatre.

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February 5, 2019 at 08:51 PM · +1 to Nigel Kennedy.

February 5, 2019 at 09:41 PM · What is Bach's Concerto for Solo Violin?

February 6, 2019 at 03:18 AM · Lol good question Christian, that was a direct quote from the review. There are a number of possibilities! Apparently it is the “divine” one...

February 6, 2019 at 07:48 AM · This is cool, and impressive. Hadn't heard of her before:

12 year old Leila Josefowicz

February 6, 2019 at 05:36 PM · Funny, that is exactly my favorite one!

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