Press

26.06.2017

“A powerhouse musician” with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Oundjian

Review: Broadway World Toronto : Toronto Symphony Orchestra/ Oundjian/ Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.2

 

…’Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No.2 followed, showcasing the talented Nicola Benedetti on violin. Oundjian introduced the piece, stating, “The language is so beautiful, so rich – yet it has this impressionist quality to it.” After a haunting introduction, the main theme is established in the strings, with each instrument borrowing and elaborating on the motif – creating a sense of familiarity with the listener. Benedetti is a powerhouse musician. During the solo section, her movements are sharp as she drags her bow down her instrument with force.’

 

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