Bach: Sonatas and Partitas
MOZART 16 SONATAS
Piazzolla: Legacy
Piazzolla: Tango Nuevo
SOLO
Mendelssohn Quintets
Schubert Duos
Schubert Sonatinas
DSQ Quartet live
Kenneth Fuchs
Glazunov & Franck
Danielpour: Quartets
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas
Bach: Sonatas and Partitas

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“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

“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 first-rate set of these of Mozart sonatas”

​THE ARTS MUSIC LOUNGE

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“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

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

Fanfare Magazine

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

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

Docenotas

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

MusicWeb International

“NOMINATED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS 2018”

ICMA

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

American Record Guide

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

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

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

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

Musical Toronto

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

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

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

TEXTURA

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

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

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

Classical Net

“Un disco ideal”

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

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

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

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

​DOWNBEAT 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

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

Gary Burton

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

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

American Record Guide

“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

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

“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

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

REVISTA SCHERZO

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy and character”

The Strad

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

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

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

South Florida Classical Review

“Editor's Picks”

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

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

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

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

REVISTA RITMO

“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

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

MusicWeb International

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

FANFARE MAGAZINE

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

OBSERVER TODAY

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

THE ART MUSIC LOUNGE

“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

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

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

Fanfare Magazine

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

PIZZICATO

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

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

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

American Record Guide

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“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

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

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“My first chamber choice for the year.   ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

“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 superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

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

Fanfare Magazine

“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

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

INFODAD.COM

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

Classical Net

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

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

Maria Nockin – Fanfare Magazine

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

CULTURALMENTE INCORRECTO

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

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

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

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

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

Gramophone Magazine

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

Reviews

The Strad, Dec. 2020

How I interpret Bach: Tomás Cotik on Overdotting and Rhythmic Assimilation


Last week Cotik focused on violin strings, intonation and vibrato. This week he discusses overdotting and rhythmic assimilation


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The Strad, Nov. 2019

How I interpret Bach: Tomás Cotik on strings, intonation and vibrato


Last week I discussed my choice to record my album of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas with a Baroque bow and the implications on sound and articulation, as well as string crossings, written slurs, dynamics, chords and contrasting voices in these works. This week I’ll be focusing on the instrument itself, as well as intonation and vibrato.


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The Strad, Nov. 2019

Ahead of his 2020 album release of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, the violinist presents a new blog series, in which he discusses the contradictions between the opposing trends and traditions in Bach interpretation, and his personal solutions to them


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