“The Russian-born violinist’s entire programme breathed distinction, from the rich main course to the delightful sweetmeats.”

– The Guardian, January 12, 2014

“The encores to the encores could have gone on all night. How nice to report that among fiddlers Maxim Vengerov, now 39, once again reigns supreme.”

– The Independent, January 13, 2014

“The recital given on Friday by Vengerov…was the stuff of legends.”

 – The Times, January 13, 2014

“Jaw-dropping virtuosity”

The Evening Standard, January 13, 2014

“Cool, precise, concentrated, Vengerov brought to it a technical elegance that the sonata can rarely enjoy….a very generous introduction to the 2014 events in Vengerov’s “Artist Spotlight” series at the Barbican, which will also see him as chamber musician, concert soloist and player-conductor.”

– The Financial Times, January 14, 2014

“Sonatas by Elgar and Prokofiev featured dream-like passages during which the hair and steel of bow and string transmogrified into glass, water and shifting light, his fingers fluttering over the instrument like so many reeds in a breeze…Profound and life-enhancing stuff.”

Artsmeme.com, January 14, 2014