Concert review, Paul Huang & Orion Weiss @ Lukaskirche, Lucerne, 2018-09-04 — Dvořák: Sonatina in G major, op.100, B.183; Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No.1 in F minor, op.80; Ysaÿe: Rêve d’enfant in A♭ major, op.14; Franck: Violin Sonata in A major
Concert review: Francisco Fullana, Giulia Ott, Eldar Separayev / Lyra Festival Orchestra @ Auditorium maximum, ETH Zurich, 2017-05-09 — Mozart: Divertimento in D, K.136; Bach: Violin concerto in E, BWV 1042; Debussy: Deux danses pour harpe et cordes, CD 113 / L.103; Britten: Simple Symphony, op.4
Concert review: 6th Swiss Charity Concert at Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-09-08: Victor Emanuel Dijon von Monteton, Mira Marie Foron, Praga Camerata — Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to “Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64; Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, “From the New World”
Concert review, Tonhalle Zurich, 2016-08-31: Sophie Pacini, Marc Bouchkov, Lionel Bringuier, Tonhalle Orchestra — Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58; Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47; R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28
… Right from the beginning of the first movement (Allegro vivace) one could sense and enjoy Norrington’s very detailed dynamics, the clear contrasts, very careful phrasing and articulation, down to individual ornaments — and the joyful playing in general. (…) It was a fascinating concert experience, and a strong, very convincing, compelling interpretation, both on the part of the conductor as well as the orchestra!
With the entrance of the solo violin, though, the attention turned towards Sophia Jaffé, who presented herself as an experienced, expressive violinist, with a sonorous, full tone, delivering a solid, convincing interpretation.