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