“[Maxim Vengerov] played with solid bowing technique and panache. His pianissimo was hair-raising, such as in the second-subject material of the first movement, and it appealed more effectively than the grandeur of his fortissimo… his tone projection was never dull or short of lustre… his voicing and richness in colours provided shades of acoustic joy… In a piece like this, a seasoned violinist as Maxim Vengerov can demonstrate vividly how the violin is an effective narrative tool… Vengerov the conductor, who led the TSO without a score, was not only sensitive to orchestral nuances: he also maintained form in the overall piece. The form expanded appropriately as the music grew from one movement to the next; in the interim, Mr Vengerov kept close contact with his musicians as they lured the audience to the edge of their seats with seductive melodies.”

 Bachtrack, 24 Oct 2012