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Mozart complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Tomas Cotik has signed a long-term contract with Centaur Record to record a four CD set with Mozart complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano to be released in 2018. The producer of the albums is Blanton Alspaugh and Frank Cooper will write the booklet notes.


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This will be released sometime during the 2017/18 season as a packaged set containing the following works:


Kurfürstin Sonatas

Sonata in G major, op. I, KV 301 (293a) 

Sonata in E flat major, op. I, KV 302 (293b) 

Sonata in C major, op. I, KV 303 (293c) 

Sonata in e minor, op. I, KV 304 (300c) 

Sonata in A major, op. I, KV 305 (293d)

Sonata in D major, op. I, KV 306 (300l) 


Aurnhammer Sonatas

Sonata in C major, op. II, KV 296 

Sonata in F major, op. II, KV 376 (374d)

Sonata in F major, op. II, KV 377 (374e)

Sonata in B flat major, op. II, KV 378 (317d)

Sonata in G major, op. II, KV 379 (373a) 

Sonata in E flat major, op. II, KV 380 (374f) 


Later Viennese Sonatas

Sonata in B flat major, KV 454

Sonata in E flat major, KV 481

Sonata in A major, KV 526

Sonata in F major, KV 547 


 

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“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

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

American Record Guide

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

Fanfare Magazine 

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“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

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

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

​DOWNBEAT 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

“My first chamber choice for the year.   ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

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

Fanfare Magazine

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

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

PIZZICATO

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

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“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

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

Musical Toronto

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

Gary Burton

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

“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

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

OBSERVER TODAY

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

Docenotas

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

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

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“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

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

American Record Guide

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

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

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

Maria Nockin – Fanfare Magazine

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

MusicWeb International

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“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

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

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

American Record Guide

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

“this superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

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

Classical Net

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

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

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

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

REVISTA RITMO

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

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

Fanfare Magazine

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

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

South Florida Classical Review

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

Classical Net

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

INFODAD.COM

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

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

MusicWeb International

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

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“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

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

REVISTA SCHERZO

Reviews

Knight Arts, June 2015

Cautious, calm, modest, devoid of posturing and pretensions, Tomás Cotik is a violinist, one of the people who make Miami a good place to live. Born in 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, he came to Miami thanks to the New World Symphony and, like so many others, decided to stay. Here he met photographer So-Min Kang, born in Hamburg of Korean parents. They married and had a daughter, Yuni. The Cotiks are part of the human landscape that make Miami a multicultural magnet, more diverse each day, from which talented residents make themselves known to the world...Tomás Cotik


How did your vocation come about?

When I was 5, I listened to a vinyl record of classical music at home. The sound of the strings moved me so much that I begged my parents to let me learn to play the violin. I had to start with the recorder, which was a fad at the time, and I didn’t like it at all. It took me three years to change their minds.


Sebastian Spreng


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Miami Clasica, June 2015

Cauto, tranquilo, modesto, sin poses ni pretensiones, Tomás Cotik es músico, violinista para mas datos y uno de los personajes que hacen de Miami un buen lugar para vivir, uno tanto mas verdadero que el publicitado en los medios. Nacido en Buenos Aires en 1977, cayó en Miami por obra y gracia de la New World Symphony, y como tantos otros, decidió quedarse. Aquí conoció a la fotógrafa So-Min Kang, nacida en Hamburgo de padres coreanos, se casaron y tuvieron una hija, Yuni. Los Cotik forman parte del paisaje humano que hace de Miami un polo multicultural cada día mas diverso y desde donde se proyectan hacia el mundo.


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Knight Arts, May 2015

Violinist completes Schubert journey, launches new one for Mozart


Last week, Centaur Records released the second of two recordings containing the complete works for violin and piano of Franz Schubert, as played by violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin. Both are veteran performers on the South Florida scene, and Cotik, an Argentinian who holds a doctorate from the University of Miami, is a member of the Florida Grand Opera orchestra and the Delray String Quartet. He’s been studying Schubert’s music for years — his doctoral dissertation was about these works — and finds himself now at the end of that particular journey. In a discussion we had a couple weeks ago at the Buenos Aires Bakery and Café in North Miami Beach, Cotik told me working on this project had been a privilege and a pleasure.


Gregory Stepanich


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