"The luxury of Ysaye's six Sonatas at one sitting"
Singapore International Violin Competition
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"Live performances of Ysaye are often limited to single sonatas or shorter single-movement sonatas (notably Sonata Nos. 3 and 6) as encores.
To hear all six sonatas in a single sitting was a rare and unusual luxury, so amply illustrated by Russia-born Israeli violinist Shlomo Mintz, presently the Artist-in-Residence of the Singapore International Violin Competition 2018 and Ong Teng Cheong Professor of Music.
Those who remember his Deutsche Grammophon recordings of solo Bach and Paganini will be pleased that he has lost none of the phenomenal technique, tonal lustre and impeccable musicianship that distinguished those albums.
Without pomp or ceremony, Mintz emerged from the wings and played as if his entire existence depended on it."
Chang Tou Liang
Shlomo Mintz with Oviedo Filarmonia | Feb. 2015
Shlomo talks about the difficult program played and conducted in Oviedo, and reflects about how music can change lives and help in difficult times.
Shlomo Mintz plays Sibelius Violin concerto
Shlomo Mintz, violin
James Levine, conductor
"Nigun" from Baal Shem by Bloch
Orchestre Philharmonique de Montecarlo and Gianluigi Gelmetti, Monaco, May 2013.
Shlomo plays at Palazzo del Quirinale
Bach "Sarabanda" and Kreisler "Recitativo and Scherzo", Rome 2014.