American Record Guide, May 2015

Argentinean violinist Tomas Cotik gives us here a recital for solo violin. His strong suit is how he plays the fast movements of the Telemann Fantasias. II in the first Fantasia is a wild joy ride that is unforgettable. Everyone who plays these works should hear these exemplary performances. I can’t help imagining Telemann himself smiling with delight. His Bach is very good, with clear-voice leading in the implied counterpoint, and his reading holds up against some extremely stiff competition. He brings the same refreshingly high energy to the fugue and finale as he does to the Telemann fast movements, and the slow movements are deeply felt. I enjoy the Piazzolla Tango Etudes more as played by Cotik than by anyone else. This is an excellent recital, and you will never hear these Telemann Fantasias played so well. Magil