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BARBER VIOLIN CONCERTO

“...there’s truth and beauty to his playing. He radiates integrity and affection.”

– THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS

BARTOK VIOLIN CONCERTOS 1 & 2

“Lin’s technique is magnificent, his intonation immaculate, with a glittering top, breadth and radiance below. His playing is so seemingly effortless that one can disregard technical matters and simply dwell on the musicianship.”

– THE BUFFALO NEWS

BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO

“Soloist Cho-Liang Lin produced a pure tone, playing the music brilliantly, lyrically and with a sense of its stately beauty.”

– HOUSTON POST

BERG VIOLIN CONCERTO

“Lin handled the daunting multiple stops and passage work with a combination of finesse and rough, get-down-to-business brusqueness that was awesome.”

– ST. PETERSBERG TIMES

BERNSTEIN SERENADE

“Lin is a natural colorist with a beautiful tone and heightened sensitivity for long lines that sit rapt at high register”

– VANCOUVER SUN

BRAHMS VIOLIN CONCERTO

“Lin approached many passages with a chamber intimacy, producing a rich, warm tone in the middle and lower registers... The cadenza was revelatory.”

– THE BUFFALO NEWS

ELGAR VIOLIN CONCERTO

“Cho-Liang Lin has a sumptuous, lush sound well-suited to the Romantic nature of the work”

– THE STRAD

LA JOLLA SUMMERFEST

"Perhaps the first thing to be praised about SummerFest is the exceptionally high quality of performances."

– Los Angeles Times

MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTOS 1–5

“Lin was the highlight of the evening, with his silky violin tone, endless legato and tender, soulful, introspective Adagio movement [of Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3]...”

– NEWARK STAR-LEDGER

NIELSEN VIOLIN CONCERTO

“elegant, incisive and technically brilliant”
“His playing consistently engages the attention, because of his sweet, strong sound, his tremendous attention to artistic detail and his total mastery of the concerto.”

– THE SEATTLE TIMES

PROKOFIEV CONCERTOS 1 & 2

“His playing of Prokofiev’s First Concerto was sunny, assured and elegant. His intonation is superb, his musical instincts both naturally appealing and highly cultivated.”

– THE BOSTON GLOBE

ROUSE VIOLIN CONCERTO (1991)

“The work is a showpiece for a virtuoso, and Cho-Liang Lin took full advantage. He squeezed as much passion as he could into the slow, wandering melody of the first movement and was dazzling in the cadenza.”

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

ROUSE VIOLIN CONCERTO (1991)

“The Violin Concerto (1991) was purpose-built for Cho-Liang Lin, a superb player...”

– GRAMOPHONE

SIBELIUS: VIOLIN CONCERTO

“Ultimately, it is the version by Cho-Liang Lin and Esa-Pekka Salonen that is our choice for the best modern recording. Miraculous from the soloist's first note, this version was awarded first place by all voters and on all counts, as well a number of intriguingly contradictory qualities: 'Clear and engaged' (BD), 'sober and brilliant' (PV), 'sophisticated and open' (FM). His mastery of technique and sonorities is dazzling, stunning, amazing but never for demonstration's sake.… As they say, to give into the music without giving in completely, it's the secret of the greatest artists.”

– Classica

STRAVINSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO

“The violinist cut through the most bristling difficulties like a hot knife through butter.”

– THE MIAMI HERALD

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