Sol Gabetta, Sylvain Cambreling / Kammerorchester Basel — Bern, 2020-01-22

Concert review, ★★★½, Sol Gabetta, Sylvain Cambreling, Kammerorchester Basel @ Casino, Bern, 2020-01-22 — Stravinsky: Concerto in D for string orchestra (“Basle Concerto”); Rihm: Concerto in G (World Premiere); Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.56, “Scottish”
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Merel Quartet — Zurich, 2019-09-22

Concert review, ★★★★, Merel Quartet @ Kirche St.Peter, Zurich, 2019-09-22 — Mendelssohn: String Quartet No.1 in E♭ major, op.12; Beethoven: String Quartet No.9 in C major, op.59/3, “Razumovsky III”
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Stradivari Quartett — St.Peter, Zurich, 2018-09-09

Concert review, Stradivari Quartett @ St.Peter, Zurich, 2018-09-09 — Mozart: String Quartet No.21 in D major, K.575, “Prussian”; Schubert: String Quartet Movement (“Quartettsatz) in C minor, D.103; Schumann: String Quartet No.1 in A minor, op.41/1

Jonas Iten & Andriy Dragan — Zurich, 2016-05-25

Concert review, joint recital Jonas Iten, cello & Andriy Dragan, piano, in Zurich (St.Anton), 2016-05-25 —  Bach, Cello Suites No.3 & 4; Beethoven, Piano Sonata in C major, op.53, “Waldstein”; Schubert, Impromptu op.90/3, D.899; Ravel, “Alborada del gracioso” from “Miroirs”

Han-Na Chang & Finghin Collins — Wigmore Hall London, 2012-04-28

(…) stunned by Han-Na Chang’s performance of the Haydn C major concerto (…). That performance dates back some 7 years (2005) — but she had recorded both Haydn concertos already back in 1998, when she was 16; in that YouTube performance, it was amazing to see not only her enormous technical skills, but also her freedom of expression, and how much she has detached herself from technicalities, how much she is totally relaxed and appears to enjoy her own playing while visually communicating with the orchestra…