Successful New Years Concert in Crans Montana.
(Nouvelliste, January 5, 2013)
(from a review of the Milwaukee Sentinel, about Shlomo Mintz)
"The great violinist captivated the audience with pure talent: he is a musician with an impregnable maturity ... The treatment of details that he practiced was as a constant guarantee for the listener... Those fortunate persons who attended the concert had the singular occasion to listen to one of the greatest violinists of these days."
"A masterly interpretation, shows superior virtuosity"
'And Shlomo Mintz, one of the most prominent Israeli violinists of the generation after Itzhak Perlman, took part in a series performances. ... I was glad for the concert-hall reunion. He closed the festival by bringing out the grandeur, richness and nobility of Beethoven's Violin Concerto.'
(Charlotte Observer, Steven Brown, Friday April 27, 2012)
"Mintz and the Symphonette will perform three concerts...Mintz says he is delighted to finally have the opportunity...In terms of cultural baggage Mintz and the Symphonette appear to be a snug fit, but the violinist prefers to focus on the job in hand rather than national roots.'
(Jerusalem Post, Barry David, October 26, 2011)
(Recital Shlomo MIntz and Beatrice Berrut, Buenos Aires, September 21, 2011)
"The unquestionable standing of a prestigious international violinist such as Shlomo Mintz are valued once again….His temperance, wisdom and experience enables to conduct with sobriety and the audience could listen once again to the quality of his majestic sound in the bass baritone of the register...In the versions offered, Beatrice Berrut's level of perfection was evident. She seemed to possess all the natural talent required for a future concert pianist to develop her brilliant career even further…..All things considered, this was a night of superb artistic quality."
(La Nacion, Juan Carlos Montero, September 2011)
"The Sarabande succeeds closely pondering, yet still fluent. Increasingly more powerful a heavy rich curtain rushes in a gigue to the greatest of all pieces for violin solos: In the famous Chaconne the inner sense of Mintz’s awareness is shown. By only changing the colour, where absolutely necessary, Mintz gains a dazzling showpiece…..As though Bach for a short while had let the cosmos explode to prove that he stays the same in all forms."
(Süddeutsche Zeitung, Michael Stallknecht, July 5th, 2011)
(Beethoven Sonata in G major Op. 96)
"Shlomo Mintz sets an example with his refined instrumental approach and the intense softness of his sound rising to new heights, in particular with the imaginative lyricism of Adagio and the perfect mixture in the final movement of incisive and genial variations."
(Corriera della serra Roma, Luigi Bellingardi, January 2011)
At the Orpheum on Saturday, September 26, 2009
(Max Bruch, Violin Concerto N° 1 in G Minor)
"It was the highlight of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's opening concert on September 26 at the Orpheus. Shlomo Mintz, the violinist... he ate it up whole and gave it just what it needed—all the fireworks with wonderful sensitivity."
(New York Times, Lloyd Dykk, September 28, 2009)
After filling the hall with an overwhelming and virtuoso performance of Paganini’s 24 Caprices, Shlomo Mintz spoke a few words. "Giving money is not enough: we must also devote our talents," (1) explained Mintz after the concert, which he ended with an encore by Bach, to calm down the enchanted audience at the Scala.
(Milan, October 5th, 2007)
(Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht with the Radio Philharmonic & Alexander Lazarjev, Shostakovich Violin Concerto N° 1)
"Shlomo Mintz manifested his masterly musicianship in an unapproachable tension build-up of the ‘unendliche melodie’ of the 1st movement and in the marvelous beauty of his tone, a tone with soft shades, magical and moving, in which one could not even hear his bow-changes. The grotesque humor of the Scherzo, the threatening variations of the Passacaglia and the wild passion of the Burlesque, Mintz performed with seismo graphical precision."
(NRC Handelsblad, Wenneke Savenije, January 1, 2000)
"Mintz is not just one of the greatest virtuosi on the international concert scene; he is a true musician who combines his extraordinary skills on the instrument with a noble way of playing, even when he has to perform violinistic ‘rope dancing’."
(La Nazione, Leonardo Pinzauti, March 31, 2000)
"We must make a global effort to improve music education, says Mintz. If we make a kind of teaching plan in which we stimulate the love for music in an early stage, we support every individual to find passion in the music he or she prefers. Music is essential and we should use it to improve our existence."
(Stavanger Aftenblad, November 16, 1999)
(Mahler Symphony N° 4)
"It was the farewell concert of Shlomo Mintz as Principal Guest Conductor and Violinist….Shlomo Mintz closed the contrast between happiness and tragic of this symphony with great musical skill and even developed the 2nd movement to an ambiguous macabre cheerfulness. And thanks to the contribution of soprano Roberta Alexander the last movement ‘das Himmlische Leben’, was so beautiful it almost seemed heavenly."
(De Volkskrant, Frits van der Waa, April 6, 1998)
Shlomo will perform the Tchaikovsky concerto and Bloch's Baal Shem together with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti, as part of a Violins of Hope event.
Sunday May 5, 19:30 pm, Grimaldi Forum
Shlomo plays the Mendelssohn Concerto together with the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra and conductor Işın Metin at Mersin Music Festival, Turkey.
Friday, Mersin Cultural Center, May 10
New lessons were recorded in Hanover, and will be online available as of the end of June.
New lessons were being recorded in Hanover, and will be online available as of the end of June.
Listen on YouTube.
One in a series of radio programs titled "For the Love of Music," hosted by David Dubal on WNCN-FM, New York.