Raphaela Gromes and Julian Riem inspire the audience with their wunderful CD Serenata Italiana
Raphaela Gromes an Julian Riem inspire the audience with their wunderful CD Serenata Italiana. "Both players lavish detailed attention to the text, providing neat rhythmic playing coupled with a compelling lyricism. (...) a truly exciting and brilliant delivery!“ (Joanne Talbot, The Strad)
"Gromes makes a very attractive sound, warm but clearly defined at the top, big and sonorous at the bottom. (...) Gromes combines sincere expression and needlepoint brilliance in Sinigaglia’s two miniatures and wraps it all up with an effortlessly nonchalant account of Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s jaw-droppingly flashy paraphrase on Rossini’s ‘Largo al factotum’." (Richard Bratby, Gramophone).
Violin Star David Garrett dazzles with Tchaikovsky in Aachen
On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017, David Garrett gave a concert in his hometown of Aachen – for the first time in over twelve years. The violin star performed the illustrious violin concerto by Peter Tchaikovsky to a sold-out crowd at the Kurpark Classix. Accompanied by the Sinfonieorchester Aachen, Garrett displayed his virtuosity and wowed his listeners.
Critics were also impressed: “With a smile, he stands next to the podium, the concert begins, Garrett assumes the posture, staggers his stance, stable yet mobile. Within the first bars, he delves deeply into Tchaikovsky's work, a work that is both hailed and feared by many a virtuoso. No question about it, as a seasoned virtuoso with a palpable joy for detail, Garrett both technically and artistically masters every facet. Powerful “strokes”, soft-fingered sequences, silken melancholy, and violent emotional upheavals – Garrett lets his violin sing and sigh, eliciting the unbelievable time and again, and assuring that pulse rates are raised.” (Aachener Zeitung, Sept. 5Th, 2017)