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BRAHMS
VIOLIN CONCERTO IN D MAJOR

Singapore Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Claude Casadeus, Esplanade Singapore

The master of the subtle nuance, Sokolov drew the audience into a world of profound intimacy and deep discretion, and when the orchestra soothingly re-emerged from its lengthy slumber, it was to produce playing of the most divine delicacy…

The Straits Times, 06 March 2016

BARTOK
VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2:

Hong Kong Sinfonietta/Ken Lam, Hong Kong City Hall

The sweet tone in Sokolov’s violin lines was evident in the early entry after the harp. The excellent playing defied the damp air and his pricey Stradivarius, dated 1703, delivered alluring resonance….

Oliver Chou, South China Morning Post

DUO RECITAL

Evgeny Izotov (Piano) Teatro Ristori, Verona

The exceptional duo, Valeriy Sokolov, violin and Evgeny Izotov, piano, gave a magistral recital at the Teatro Ristori for the Amici della Music Society’s current season in Verona on 21st January. Their profound eloquence, poise, equilibrium, sensitivity and…

Jill Comerford, GB Opera Magazine

BARBER
VIOLIN CONCERTO

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Nicholas Carter, City Hall, Glasgow

…the gorgeous performance of Barber’s Violin Concerto, gloriously played with a seductive glow and some fierce intensity by Ukranian Valeriy Sokolov. The concerto is among the most overtly beautiful of Barber’s works, but yesterday’s performance…

Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland, 28 October 2016

SHOSTAKOVICH
VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1:

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kees Bakels, Poole Lighthouse

The Ukrainian violinist seduced in the stark shifts of emphasis and rhythm of the Nocturne, was light and playful yet forthright in the Scherzo, and fittingly energetic in the bow-shredding cadenza – into which he injected a sprinkling of original flourishes without pause…

Daily Echo, January 14th 2016