Nikolaj Znaider with LA Phil 4/17/11

April 17, 2011

I never heard Znaider’s violin playing before, and I was strongly recommended to hear him. So I went to casual Friday on 4/15 to hear his Elger Concerto with LA Phil. Oh my goodness!! I fell in love with his violin playing. It seemed to me he has everything to offer. His sound is strong, velvet-ish, brilliant, expressive, joyful, and has beautiful legato. His music making is very fresh. I love the most is that he plays concerto as if he is playing chamber music with members of orchestra. Of course I don’t need to talk about his super technique!  And I have to add one more thing. He is a nice looking and tall guy. Members of LA Phil told me he is a nice person as well. Some people have everything!

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