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NEW NAXOS PIAZZOLLA ALBUM COMING IN 2017

APPOINTED VIOLIN PROFESSOR PSU Portland

RECORDING MOZART COMPLETE SONATAS

New Album

'Tango Nuevo' (Naxos, 2013) was described as "NAXOS's BEST PIAZZOLLA RECORDING". In 2017 Naxos will release a new Piazzolla album! Stay Tuned!  

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

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

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

REVISTA SCHERZO

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

Classical Net

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

REVISTA RITMO

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

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

Gary Burton

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

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

Fanfare Magazine

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

Fanfare Magazine

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

FANFARE MAGAZINE

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

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

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

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

“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

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

Maria Nockin – 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

“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

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

INFODAD.COM

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

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

Fanfare Magazine 

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

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

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

South Florida Classical Review

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

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

OBSERVER TODAY

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

American Record Guide

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

Fanfare 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

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

PIZZICATO

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

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

​DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

Docenotas

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

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

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

American Record Guide

“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

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

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

“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

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

“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

“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

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

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

Classical Net

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE 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

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

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

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

MusicWeb International

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

Musical Toronto