“Violinist Yevgeny Kutik gets points right off the bat for the concept of this album, which is in all likelihood one that nobody else has attempted before: he commissioned a group of composers to select a family photograph (some of the composers chose a personal photograph instead) and write a piece inspired by it … Recommended for violinists and other soloists looking for a unique recital idea.” Listen to Meditations on Family
“Although Prokofiev placed enormous technical demands on the solo violin part, in Kutik’s hands the impression was one of mature artistry and subtle lyricism…What I found most impressive about Kutik’s playing was the elegance of his tone, which soared above the orchestra without becoming too steely or harsh.” Read the full review here
“[Yevgeny Kutik] seemed to feel the music in his bones. Well-backed by the orchestra, he brought lyrical warmth to the neo-romanticism of the first two movements and flew through the perpetual-motion finale with nimble fingers and variety of effect. The large audience rewarded him with an enthusiastic ovation.” Read the full review here.