Chouchane Siranossian inspires with Violin Concerto No. 1 by Bruch

Chouchane Siranossian 1 ©Thibault Stipal

On 11 and 12 January 2022 Chouchane Siranossian was a guest of the Bergische Symphoniker in Remscheid and Solingen. Conducted by Nicholas Milton, she impressed audience and press with her interpretation of the Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor by Max Bruch:

"When you hear the main theme - especially as irresistibly played as by Chouchane Siranossian - you have to be enraptured. [...] The violinist thanked with an extensive encore of historical settings. Her runs in the highest registers were breathtaking." (Solinger Morgenpost / Solinger Tageblatt, 13.01.2022, Klaus Günther)

"Accompanied by the Bergische Symphoniker, the French-Armenian violinist played Max Bruch's violin concerto - with outstanding skill and emotional force - and was celebrated by the audience for it. [...] She already felt the notes of the 'Prelude' down to the finest ramifications, used the improvisational liberties - something for trills in the highest registers - and bundled the energy in a shimmering song. The theme of recognition in the second movement did not sound merely intimate in her interpretation, but was of painful intensity - as if Bruch had already woven funeral music into the notes when composing it." (Remscheider Generalanzeiger, 13.01.2022, Daniel Diekhans)

"On the one hand, the demanding work for solo violin offered the soloist plenty of opportunities to demonstrate her great class. For example, the flowing, sparkling almost glissandi in which she let her fingers glide breathtakingly fast over the fingerboard. Or the Hungarian-inspired melodies in the third movement, in which she worked her instrument so furiously and often with double stops that one almost worried a little about its integrity, only to be amazed in the next moment at how sweetly and almost considerately she was able to coax notes from the strings. (Bergische Morgenpost, 14.01.2022, Wolfgang Weitzdörfer)

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