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The concert was absolutely magnificent and exceeded all my
expectations. ... I would recommend her concerts to anyone interested in
hearing one of the most promising, young violinists of our time.
Gerald M. Goldhaber, Ph.D. President and CEO, N.Y.
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Hlif Sigurjonsdottir has fantastic tone and interpretive insight,
simultaneously vigorous and lacey delicate. Bach is Bach, and the incredibly
rare performer – a few in each generation – who play like her seem a heavenly
revelation. Bach's canonic writing is glorious.
Mark Greenfest kritiker i NY, bl.a. til NMC Newsletter
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Sigurjónsdóttir's phrasing is crystalline clear.
(In different close hearings a couple of months apart I found myself writing
down this same phrase.) Her music breathes and details are masterfully shaded.
Her tempos are not rigid and her timings, of individual movements, are both
slower and faster than other players.
The Mount Everest of these Himalayas, the great Ciaccona (Chaconne) in
Partita No. 3, receives particular care from Sigurjónsdóttir as
she explores all the great features in this long (15:48) work in ways that
make it continually engaging for the listener. Her pacing here is absolutely
perfect as she forms what is initially a rather square-toed conception into
a thing of exquisite beauty. Without sacrificing any of its fluidity, she
employs discrete variations in tempo, as in the passages of increasing urgency
that set the stage for the wonderful moment of relaxation that steals upon us
at just about the midpoint of the Chaconne. You don’t have to be terribly
learned musically to realize that something wonderful has transpired in
Bach’s monumental set of variations on a ground bass.
Sigurjónsdóttir does the hard work for you, so just sit back
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