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Robert Maxham
Fanfare, November 2018

Schmid isn’t deficient in lyrical warmth, playing on the 1718 Viotti Stradivari, but he’s especially crisp in the concerto’s abundant technical passagework, often commanding attention without distracting from the music’s flow. If in this focus he’s more reminiscent of Jascha Heifetz than of Mischa Elman, he preserves his own strong personality and provides listeners, in collaboration with the highly compatible view of the orchestral part adopted by Tibor Bogányi and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, with a highly accented, highly individual—and highly exciting—account of the first movement. © 2018 Fanfare Read complete review




Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, June 2018

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto is a war horse of the repertoire. Benjamin Schmid and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Tibor Boganyi present fluent and clearly structured versions of these pieces… © 2018 Pizzicato Read complete review





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