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November 27th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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OVER 1,3 MILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY!

NEW ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON THE STRAD!

INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE

New Album

Released by NAXOS in ​October 2017, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s death, 'Piazzolla Legacy', has earned excellent reviews and awards.

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

REVISTA RITMO

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

OBSERVER TODAY

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy and character”

The Strad

“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

“short  this is a great recording  if you value warmth and sweetness in Mendelssohn. Here, though, nothing is forced, and, as  I say, the world seems a better place.”

AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

“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

“One imagines the Nuevo tango master would be as captivated as any listener by such exquisite performances.”

TEXTURA

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

Musical Toronto

“NOMINATED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS 2018”

ICMA

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

Fanfare Magazine 

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

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

Gary Burton

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

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

FANFARE MAGAZINE

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

South Florida Classical Review

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

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“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

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

“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

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

American Record Guide

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

Classical Net

“Anche nell’interpretazione delle sonate di Mozart si evidenziano l’ottima cavata e la perfetta tecnica di Cotik negli staccati particolarmente brillanti.”

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“Un disco ideal”

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“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

“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

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

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

MusicWeb International

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

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

​DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

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

REVISTA SCHERZO

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

INFODAD.COM

“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

“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

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

American Record Guide

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

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“Supersonic Award winner. Tomas Cotik’s Piazzolla is carnal, passionate and nowhere easy-going. Together with his group he has produced a riveting CD.”

Pizzicato

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“Cotik and the orchestra provided impressive advocacy for a multifaceted work that deserves to be heard more often. Cotik seamlessly handled the frequent changes in mood and adroitly traversed the work’s myriad technical challenges while always keeping the focus on the music.”

SOUTH FLORIDA CLASSICAL REVIEW

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

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

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

“The joyful virtuosity and stylish musicianship that Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin brought to their superb cycle of Schubert’s violin-and-piano works for the Centaur label happily permeate their cycle of Mozart’s sonatas”

Gramophone Magazine

“My first chamber choice for the year.   ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

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

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

Maria Nockin – Fanfare 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

““Legacy” es, sin dudas, un álbum para emocionarse y escuchar continuamente. Excelencia pura. Imprescindible!”

CULTURALMENTE INCORRECTO

“Cotik Kicks Butt in Piazzolla! A wild and wonderful CD.”

THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“this superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

“ There are so many delightful details to savour that one hardly knows where to begin...a most rewarding Mozart cycle”

Gramophone Magazine

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

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

American Record Guide

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

PIZZICATO

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

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

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

“a first-rate set of these of Mozart sonatas”

​THE ARTS MUSIC LOUNGE

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

MusicWeb International

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

“Editor's Picks”

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

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

Classical Net

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto