"The violinist is both elegant and exuberant...There was a nice, almost conversational quality in some of the lyric passages, and plenty of virtuosity everywhere." -The Boston Globe
"...a refined and aristocratic artist. His playing is not only extraordinarily persuasive, even exhilarating on a purely technical level, but bespeaks a refined and probing musical mind." - The New York Times
A violinist of "soulful refinement and technical finesse", Vladimir Spivakov appears regularly as a recitalist and orchestra soloist in all of the major international music capitals. For over three decades, he has been one of the most acclaimed violin virtuosos of our time. Mr. Spivakov made his United States recital debut in 1975 and international engagements quickly followed. As a violinist, he has performed as soloist with the most important orchestras in the world, and collaborated with some of the 20th century’s most eminent conductors, including Svetlanov, Kondrashin, Temirkanov, Rostropovich, Bernstein, Leinsdorf, Ozawa, Maazel, Giulini, Masur, Chailly, Conlon and Abbado. Critics of the leading musical countries unanimously appreciate Spivakov’s deep insight into composers’ intentions, the richness, beauty and volume of his tone, his fine phrasing and nuance, his emotional impact on his audiences, and his refined artistry and intelligence. In addition to performing major traditional works, Mr. Spivakov has continually treated his audiences to new and innovative repertoire, both in chamber music and orchestral works. In January 2012 Mr. Spivakov will perform during a special North American recital tour with pianist Olga Kern, their first outside of Europe. Mr. Spivakov plays a violin by Stradivari.