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College Music Society National Conference in San Antonio

October 27th, 2017 at 2:45 PM

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NEW NAXOS PIAZZOLLA CD RELEASE 10/13/2017

APPOINTED VIOLIN PROFESSOR PSU Portland

RECORDING MOZART COMPLETE SONATAS

New Album

​NAXOS' highlight release for October 2017 is a very special recording titled Legacy, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death.

“should leave listeners almost breathless…a vibrancy and attention to detail...strong individuality and… vitality”

Fanfare Magazine

“I marvel at the technical skill which effortlessly encompasses these deeply contrasting styles....a technical as well as expressive master stroke”

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

“I was immediately impressed by their virtuosity and also their understanding of Piazzolla’s music. I was anxious to see them perform in person”

Gary Burton

“Cotik makes Kreisler seem almost smarmy, Isabelle Faust almost mannered, and Julia Fischer as though she's filed down the detail”

Fanfare Magazine

“a musician who prepares thoroughly and has great respect for the music he performs”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

“I find the Cotik and Lin performances most interesting and the sound on their disc is excellent”

Maria Nockin – Fanfare Magazine

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

“My first chamber choice for the year.   ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

“This is an excellent recital. I enjoy the Piazzolla Tango Etudes more as played by Cotik than by anyone else. ”

American Record Guide

“unusual depth and broad compass...absolutely brilliant... unmistakable vitality...optimally recorded”

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“this is one of the great Piazzolla discs, and in perfect sound quality, I urge you to buy it.”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“Las versiones son óptimas por la compenetración estilística del dúo y la prestancia instrumental del admirable violinista”

REVISTA SCHERZO

“I highly commend Mr. Cotik for his innovative interpretations and I hope many future audiences will  experience his musical excellence”

Gary Burton

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“Overall, these two discs featuring Cotik must be regarded as among the finest performances for their consistent artistry and idiomatic grasp”

Classical Net

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

“una nueva forma de mirar, entender y percibir la música de diferentes épocas”

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

“None of these pieces has ever sounded quite like this before.”

INFODAD.COM

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

“bemerkenswert, kunstvolle und expressive Interpretationen...auf hohem Niveau und den jeweiligen Stilen perfekt angepasst”

PIZZICATO

“Cotik phrases this music with such feeling, making you wonder if it could possibly sound better in any other performance.”

Classical Net

“absolutely impeccable, with intonation in the centre of every note, and his left hand flying around the fingerboard with remarkable agility”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“wonderful album…impressive for the elegance and sensitivity of the interpretations”

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“None of these pieces has ever sounded quite like this before....Cotik handles it beautifully, with tremendous clarity of line and evenness of tone”

INFODAD.COM

“un trabajo de mucha calidad, por la originalidad de los arreglos y especialmente porque se trata de un excelente instrumentista”

REVISTA RITMO

“I’ve had a listen to a few alternatives…including Isaac Stern with Daniel Baremboim and Lydia Mordkovitch, but this duo pretty much ticks all the boxes”

MusicWeb International

“The technical qualities of the recording - which is on the NAXOS label, by the way - are excellent.”

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

“Cotik vanta un violinismo costantemente brillante e un colore di suono caldo e avvolgente”

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

“Hace muy poco descubrí esta maravilla...dos extraordinarios instrumentalistas que uniendo su talento logran...algo genial.”

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

“violinist Tomas Cotik is always up for a new challenge”

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

“un violinista excelente... que recoge una forma rigurosa, natural y fuera de lo común de entender e interpretar la música”

Docenotas

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

“Cotik and Tao Lin have…honored not only their professions as musicians, but the memory and work of Franz Schubert”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“Un disco revelador de la maestría de los jóvenes intérpretes que lo firman: Tomas Cotik y Tao Lin.”

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

“un disco la cui qualità riesce a proporre la freschezza affascinante della cultura musicale germanica come nuova, come se non si fossero mai ascoltate prima”

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“exceptional...Piazzolla can be played differently than this, but provably not better.”

​DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“The Piazzolla album is not just Cotik as brilliant interpreter, but also as creative mind.”

Musical Toronto

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

“intelligent and sensitive...glories in...colorations and shared emphasis”

Fanfare Magazine 

“excellent violin playing...extremely enjoyable interpretations of music that I love”

American Record Guide

“If you love the solo violin, you won't find a better recording to suit your tastes”

OBSERVER TODAY

“there is no question that this disc is, by some distance, Naxos's best Piazzolla recording ”

MusicWeb International

“this superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

“clarity and tonal opulence rare in recordings of violin music”

Fanfare Magazine

“Everyone who plays these works should hear these exemplary performances...you will never hear these Telemann Fantasias played so well  ”

American Record Guide

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

“recreating the visceral charge of Piazzolla’s legendary quintet concerts and recordings”

South Florida Classical Review

“Some of the music is sultry while other works are fast, rhythmic, and ornamented to show the exquisite virtuosity of Cotik”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

“this is clearly a team to watch. I am sure we will be hearing good things from them in the future”

MusicWeb International

“true treasure...one of the latest gems to emerge from the season”

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner