***** It is as if Vengerov has taken each note and taken it as close to perfection as is humanly possible, before putting it all together in a dazzling wholethe consistently creamy tone, the faultless intonation, and the way he finds the music in the virtuosic madness is what makes his playing so inspiring.” 

– Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald, 12 Dec 2015

“ ***** Vengerov justifies the hype that sees him placed as the finest before the public today…There was nothing to fault, for here was a recital which must immediately rank not only amongst the finest witnessed this year, but in all my years of concertgoing.”

Brett Allen-Bayes, Limelight, 4 Dec 2015

“ ***** Last night the audience in the concert hall of the Sydney Opera House bore witness to one of the finest concerts in modern times…The opening Chaconne from Bach’s Partita No 2 in D Minor, was a miracle in itself. It was as if the violin was simply an extension of his natural being, so effortless it was for him.”

– Frank Shostakovich, Fine Music FM, 16 Dec 2015

***** I hung on every note of this frankly stupendous presentation.” 

– Neville Cohen, The West Australian, 8 Dec 2015

“***** A profoundly sincere approach to his profession coupled with his imposing musical intelligence and a flawless aptitude to play the violin uplifts his concerts to a celebration of music, of beauty and, ultimately, of humanity.”

– Zoltán Szabó, Bachtrack, 14 Dec 2015

***** Maxim Vengerov enthralled his Melbourne audience with incomparable musicianship and an often dazzling technique.”

–  Christopher Menz, Australian Book Review, 9 Dec 2015

“This is the first time I have heard a classical audience actually gasp in surprise and admiration!…I seriously doubt I will ever again witness such astonishing violin virtuosity.”

– Diana Carroll, In Daily, 3 Dec 2015

Vengerov had his audience spellbound throughout his one-night-only solo recital…his playing…was of utmost clarity coloured with luscious timbres and pinpoint accuracy.”

– Shamistha de Soysa, Sounds Like Sydney ,  14 Dec 2015

“As one seeming impossibility followed another, the audience was left to wonder whether there was anything Vengerov could not do.” 

– Heather Leviston, Classic Melbourne, 14 Dec 2015

“Maxim Vengerov is a wunderkind. He is the full musical deal.”

– Kim Clayton, Barefoot Review, 4 Dec 2015

“The encores could have gone on all night.”

Blue Curtains Brisbane, 5 Dec 2015