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Premiere and recording of Richard Danielpour

Signs with CENTAUR to record 4 MOZART CDs

Nominated for RECORDING OF THE YEAR

Piazzolla: Tango Nuevo

New Album

 "NAXOS's BEST PIAZZOLLA RECORDING". MusicWeb International. Click and READ MORE! SOLO VIOLIN DEBUT CD COMING OUT SOON!  

“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

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

Fanfare Magazine

“unusual depth and broad compass...absolutely brilliant... unmistakable vitality...optimally recorded...So what are you waiting for?”

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

“Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin form a very fine duo, and with new recording projects including work for Naxos this is clearly a team to watch. I am sure we will be hearing good things from them in the future”

MusicWeb International

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

South Florida Classical Review

“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

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

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

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

​DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

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

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

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

MusicWeb International

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“his technical command of the instrument absolutely impeccable, with intonation in the centre of every note, and his left hand flying around the fingerboard with remarkable agility. As he bends notes and slides around to create the mood of the music”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

American Record Guide

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“As an appointed expert on the music of the Argentinean composer, Astor Piazzolla, I have a steady trickle of new releases to review, this one among the very best.”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

Fanfare Magazine 

“I’ve had a listen to a few alternatives…including Isaac Stern and Daniel Barenboim on Sony Classics and Lydia Mordkovitch and Gerhard Oppitz on Chandos, but this duo on Centaur pretty much ticks all the boxes”

MusicWeb International

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“The Piazzolla album is not just Cotik as brilliant interpreter — his virtuosic flame burns brightly as well as lightly, while not neglecting the quiet joys of glowing embers in more reflective passages — but also as creative mind.”

Musical Toronto

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“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

“My first chamber choice for the year.  This Schubert duo album is a beautiful musical collaboration between violinist Tomas Cotik and pianist Tao Lin and one which I returned to multiple times throughout the year given its charm.  ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

Maria Nockin – Fanfare Magazine

“this superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

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

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE