“Violinist Sharon Roffman was soloist for the first concerti of both Mozart (K. 207) and Haydn (Hob. VIIa:1). Roffman was terrific, her tone warm but refined and focused, her interpretation a thoughtful, absorbing push-pull, giving extra lingering emphasis to those points where each phrase’s arch started its tumble into the next, encouraging the music forward, gently nudging its energy into the spotlight.” –Boston Globe

“Much of the credit goes to a terrific performance of the solo part by Roffman.  She has not only a sweet and lyrical tone well suited to Barber’s melodies; she also has the musicianship to shape them intelligently, without wallowing in them.  Her ability to keep the musical flow intact worked perfectly in the expansive opening movement and the deeply melancholy Andante.  The finale, a wicked perpetual-motion machine, allowed her to demonstrate her considerable chops.”  –Boston Globe

“The most striking attribute of [Ms. Roffman’s] performance was the degree to which she addressed each of the composers on her program with a distinct sound… She brought a trim, focused Classicism to Beethoven, a purely Gallic intensity to Poulenc, and a velvety texture and rich hue to Brahms.”  — The New York Times

“Roffman played with poise and assurance.  One of the finest recitals I’ve ever heard.” – Classical NJ

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