The Week in Reviews, Op. 325: Shunske Sato; Augustin Hadelich; Antoine Tamestit; Brooklyn Ryder
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Violinist Shunske Sato.
Shunske Sato performed Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
- San Francisco Chronicle Datebook: "Certainly Sato made a persuasive case for the work, shaping the broad paragraphs of the opening movement with a sure hand and tearing through the virtuosic passagework of the finale without missing a step."
Augustin Hadelich performed Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto in A minor. with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
- NJ.com: "...in Hadelich’s hands, the 24-minute concerto simply sang."
Antoine Tamestit performed the Walton Viola Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra.
- theartsdesk.com: "I wonder if a soloist has ever pulled more voices out of the hat than Tamestit. In addition to the familiar, smoky sound we know and love from this gorgeous, still-underrated member of the string family, there was violinistic soaring into the stratosphere, nimble wise-cracking, chameleon-like colouration adapted to a range of unusual orchestral combinations, and the switching-on of power in the finale to sound like an entire orchestral viola section."
Brooklyn Ryder performed as part of the Celebrity Series at GBH’s Calderwood Studio in Boston.
- The Harvard Crimson: "Almost every piece was specifically commissioned for the group and boldly showcased their provocative and experimental playing styles."
Sayaka Shoji: performed Robert Schumann's Violin Concerto with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
- The Straits Times: "In Shoji's hands, it received a noble and totally musical reading. She has a robust and warm tone, evident in her resolute and confident entry, later softening to encompass more lyrical qualities."
Thomas Zehetmair performed Bach A minor Violin Concerto with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
- The Scotsman: "...the liberties in rhythm and inflection that he took as soloist (not to mention his abundant vibrato) contrasted fascinatingly with the clean, clear, precise playing from the orchestra."
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