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Philippe Quint played Barber and Chaplin arrangements with "bounding energy"
October 18, 2019
"Quint virtuosically powered through the rhythmically and harmonically challenging movements, including the final movement with Quint playing an immensely difficult violin solo spanning 110 measures."
Chatham Life and Style
"Much to admire" about Quint, Bergmann and North Carolina Symphony performance
October 11, 2019
"Quint and Bergmann met for a performance of this very piece, so they brought considerably more experience to their reading here than might otherwise have been the case for such a comparative rarity, and it showed in the depth of understanding, the treatment of the score's many reflective beauties, and the unity of their approach."
Classical Voice of North Carolina
Charlie Chaplin's musical side celebrated in album of new arrangements
April 17, 2019
"I stumbled upon a song called 'Smile' on YouTube. And this was an arrangement that was performed by Gidon Kremer, I believe. And after listening to this arrangement, I thought to myself that I would love to have my own arrangement of this song."
The tuneful tramp: the forgotten musical genius of Charlie Chaplin
April 16, 2019
And, naturally, many of Chaplin’s key climactic moments involve his own instrument. “The violin in his movies always represent the most emotional moment, starting with City Light’s flower-girl theme … it was the instrument of his heart,” says Quint.
New Album Celebrates Musical Compositions of Film Star Charlie Chaplin, Born 130 Years Ago Today
April 16, 2019
"Quint added that "discovering Chaplin's music was as much of a blessing as it was perhaps the biggest challenge I've ever encountered musically speaking. 'A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow' as Chaplin described himself was easy to spot in his musical writings and it was my mission to preserve the simplicity of his soulful melodies while adding content that would be virtuosic and interesting for violin and piano...”
"It’s a triumph from start to finish"
April 8, 2019
"Headlining the project are violinist Philippe Quint and pianist Marta Aznavoorian for Warner Classics. Certainly, one would be hard-pressed to find two finer advocates for this fare, with its mix of early-20th-century popular song forms, tangos, and jazz. Quint and Aznavoorian are, as one would expect, technically excellent players. But they’ve got a winning feel for Chaplin’s freshly-spirited — but also musically-knowing — style. In a word, they don’t overdo anything."
This musical discovery will make you Smile
March 21, 2019
Quint describes Chaplin’s Smile as one of the most amazing and personal musical journeys in his career. He wanted to recapture the delight he felt as a child when first watching the timeless artistry of Chaplin. “In his films, there is always an element that everyone can relate to,” says Quint. “It’s humanity and it’s empathy, driven by his incredible instinct. Instinct that was second to none but also very thoughtful and generous and caring.”
Chaplin's Smile on top 20 BILLBOARD
[NEW ALBUM] Chaplin's Smile, Philippe Quint
March 1, 2019
“Almost Mozartian in its grace and charm, Chaplin’s music is deceptively simple yet speaks directly to your heart,” Quint said.
Violinist Philippe Quint on the music of Charlie Chaplin
February 22, 2019
Through the discovery of these songs, I really fell in love with his music, for its disarming simplicity that spoke directly to my heart. Almost Mozartian in its grace and charm, Chaplin’s music is deceptively simple.
A Musical Tribute to Charlie Chaplin
February 18, 2019
"Chaplin’s Smile is overflowing with a very personal brand of joy that Philippe Quint is anxious to share. It’s irresistible."
WCRB Boston Classical
A "wonderfully lyrical account" of Berlioz's Rêverie et caprice
February 9, 2019
"Quint displayed his musicality to the fullest, giving a vibrant account of the opening that captured the dream-like character of the Rêverie, while underscoring the airy, animated spirit of the ensuing caprice"
Utah Arts Review
Catching the "classic sentimental tone perfectly"
"American violinist Philippe Quint and pianist Marta Aznavoorian, assisted in a couple of cases by none other than Joshua Bell, catch the classic sentimental tone perfectly, and the whole album can be enjoyed on several different levels, from silent movie nostalgia to unique insight into Chaplin as a creative figure."
"Philippe Quint sings Charlie Chaplin’s mellifluous movie songs"
"The tunes are heavily romantic. Sensitively accompanied by pianist Marta Aznavoorian, and joined on two tracks by superstar violinist Joshua Bell, Quint doesn’t stint on lush feeling. But if some of the recordings border on schmaltz, it’s well-contextualized schmaltz. These musicians have technique to spare and understanding to match it – everything they need to convince us that these old chestnuts, both the familiar and the obscure, deserve attention."
"Best Classical New Releases of January 2019"
January 29, 2019
WQXR includes Chaplin's Smile as one of the best new releases of January 2019. "Violinist Philippe Quint describes Chaplin’s music as “almost Mozartian in its grace and charm,” and he plays it with poignancy to match."
Charlie Chaplin Gets Another Assist in Realizing His Musical Dreams
January 25, 2019
"The challenge Quint says he encountered was how to take Chaplin’s simple melodies and make them virtuosic, but without blowing them up to the proportion of a Paganini Caprice. Working with composer/arranger Charles Coleman, one song gradually became four, then five. When the catalog grew to seven, Quint knew he was onto something..."
San Francisco Classical Voice
Bringing the Music of Charlie Chaplin to Life
January 22, 2019
A couple of weeks ago Warner Music released a new recording of music by iconic actor/director Charlie Chaplin arranged and performed by virtuoso violinist Philippe Quint. It was a labor of love for Philippe as he discovered a whole new side to Chaplin as a composer for many of his films. Recently John Van Driel sat down with Philippe Quint and Kiera Chaplin, granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, to discuss the new recording.
Chaplin's Smile CD of the week on Classic FM
January 14, 2019
"Quint seems to have struck the perfect balance of finding Chaplin's robust charm in tracks such as 'Weeping Willows' and 'Tango Bitterness', while keeping an ever-present romantic tone in this album."
Interview with Philippe Quint: Chaplin's Smile - and Prolific Musical Output
January 13, 2019
"For Quint, this was a rich discovery - so much music! But there was just one problem: beyond "Smile," there were not any violin arrangements of this music. .."
KDFC's Album of the Week: Chaplin's Smile
January 6, 2019
Multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint’s recording is Chaplin’s Smile. The album is a collection of 13 world premiere arrangements for violin and piano of songs composed by Charlie Chaplin for his best-known films, including City Lights, Limelight, Modern Times, The Kid, and more.
Charlie Chaplin the composer
December 17, 2019
The album features brand new arrangements of various Chaplin compositions for violin and piano, and Quint is joined on the album by fellow violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Marta Aznavoorian. Here is a brief look behind the scenes of the recording:
Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell
December 14, 2018
"On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano."
"One's jaw simply dropped..."
December 12, 2018
"Here is where one’s jaw simply dropped at the perfect intonation of Philippe Quint, who must surely be one of the most accurate violin virtuosos I have ever heard—and one of the most untiring."
New York Arts
"Sweet-toned" and "poetic" Tchaivkovsky with Pacific Symphony
November 28, 2018
"....the gain was in delicacy and precision, from the properly piano and carefully judged Allegro moderato lead-off by first violins, into Mr. Quint’s assumption of the solo role, as sweet-toned and poetic as you could wish for, and carefully observant of the text and spirit of Tchaikovsky’s score throughout."
Quint shines in Cabrillo with the Bolcom Violin Concerto
August 7, 2018
"...Quint commanded from the start. He performed the whole piece with clean technique and nonchalant virtuosity typical of the understated brilliance of Cabrillo performers. Unsurprisingly, before intermission the audience rose to its feet for Quint, Bolcom, the orchestra, and Cabrillo’s gifted conductor, Cristian Măcelaru."
San Francisco Classical Voice
"Cabrillo Festival opens with a weekend of jazzy, exuberant music"
August 5, 2018
The Cabrillo Festival opened with "violinist Philippe Quint bringing soulful suavity to William Bolcom’s 1984 Violin Concerto in D, a characteristically smooth amalgam of jazz, neoclassicism, and various other flavors as well.”
San Francisco Chronicle
Quint delivers "hit of the evening" at Colorado Music Festival
July 9, 2018
"Quint delivered a passionate performance...moving from one mood to the next with no visible strain, and then filling the hall with a beautiful tone in the last movement’s lyrical moments."
Sharps & Flatirons
A "genuinely joyous performance" of Korngold
April 23, 2018
“Erich Korngold's gorgeous "Violin Concerto in D Major" concluded the first half. Renowned as a film composer, Korngold infused his music with all of the magic and romance of Hollywood's golden age. While his contemporaries surged forth into avant-garde modernism, Korngold unabashedly embraced post-Romantic grandeur. Guest soloist Philippe Quint gave a genuinely joyous performance, seeming to truly love the music and performing it, a smile never leaving his face. The second movement was particularly exquisite, its lush melodies perfectly suited to Quint's characteristically deep, resonant sound (the sound of the 1708 “Ruby” Stradivarius, to be specific). The rousing finale had incredible energy and technical brilliance...”
Khachaturian/Glazunov Concertos, Bochumer Symphoniker, Steven Sloane, conductor
"Violinist Philippe Quint , former student of Dorothy DeLay, established a great career with many high quality recordings for Avanti and Naxos and plays one of the most magical Stradivarius, the "Ruby", and I assure you: this ruby is a beam of light at the end of winter. The lyricism of Andante sostenuto unrolled by Khatchaturian goes like a glove to the performer and his instrument. Not that there is any fault anywhere else: a great stability, a precise bow, an immaculate intonation, a continuous and varied expressiveness."
Quint named Artist-in-Association for Utah Symphony's new season
February 8, 2018
The Utah Symphony is excited to announce Philippe Quint as "Artist-in-Association" for the 2018/19 season
Salt Lake Tribune
"Superb Chamber Music in Tchaikovsky's Shadow"
February 8, 2018
"The program conceived by Quint and performed by him together with violinist Ji in Yang, pianist Alexander Kobrin, violist Milena Pajaro van de Stadt, and cellists Zlatomir Fung and Brook Speltz, was superb."
Berkshire Fine Arts
"Quint's performance deservingly earned him a standing ovation"
January 26, 2018
Performing Berstein's Serenade with the North Carolina Symphony, "Quint brought the weaving, inventive dialogue between ensemble and solo to life."
Classic Voice of North Carolina
Bernstein’s "Serenade after Plato’s 'Symposium'" with the Milwaukee Symphony
January 13, 2018
"Quint captured the character of the five movements with musical depth and a seamless combination of varied, flexible dynamics, colors and textures of sound, and articulations, sculpting those technical elements into mesmerizing communication."
The Strad September 2017: featuring Dorothy Delay remembered by her students Perlman and Quint
August 16, 2017
"The Strad September 2017 issue is out now, in which we celebrate the compassion, humour and rigorous practice that Dorothy DeLay brought to her five decades of teaching. In the hundredth year since her birth, former students including Itzhak Perlman and Philippe Quint remember her singular teaching style."
Philippe Quint LIVE from VERBIER
August 1, 2017
Click here to watch the live recording from a concert at the Verbier Festival, Friday, July 28, 2017: Unprecedented Encounters II
with Joshua Bell, Philippe Quint, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Dan Zhu, Maxim Rysanov, Lars Anders Tomter, Pablo Ferrández-Castro, Kyril Zlotnikov, and Julien Quentin play Leclair, Moszkowski, and Enescu
A "mix of mystery and bombast" with Barber Concerto and Kansas City Symphony
June 17, 2017
"Quint’s warmth of tone centered the work, as did his control of the shifting attitudes, darkening and strengthening during gut-tightening ascents, yet capable of the most fragile pianissimo. This control and capability were keenly shown in the near constant movement of the final movement..."
The Kansas City Star
"Excellent Chamber music" at the Dresdner Musikfestspielen
June 7, 2017
"It was riveting to witness such extraordinary talent..."
March 22, 2017
"Quint immediately demonstrated phenomenal control over the piece, bearing a genuine smile at the music’s unfolding narrative....it is clear that Quint was made for playing the Four Seasons."
Santa Barbara Independent
"A complete triumph" at the Austin Symphony
February 28, 2017
Quint leaves an impression as , "a handsome dark-haired young man with a flair for fashion (he sported a well-tailored frock coat), a 1708 Stradivarius, and a fabulous technique, playing Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole with impeccable technique and a glowing tone."
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"Talented twosome made music beautifully together"
February 12, 2017
"The concert, part of ProMusica's annual "soiree" fundraiser, was conceived as a duel between violinists Vadim Gluzman and Philippe Quint...Gluzman and Quint were both sensitive and skillful. The only decisive winner was the audience, which was treated to an evening of sensational string music."
The Columbus Dispatch
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Quint is "the absolute highlight" with Philip Mann and Arkansas Symphony
November 20, 2016
"Quint's gorgeous, warm tone filled the hall" while performing the Korngold Concerto, "a brilliant piece brilliantly played"
Glazunov/Khachaturian Review- BBC Music Magazine
"Quint’s tonal opulence, generously inflected with subtle portamentos, sound like a throwback to the glory days of Fritz Kreisler. Quint is certainly no slouch when it comes to moving the music forward, yet he always finds time to give his phrasing an affectionate lilt, … a rich, ruby port to set besides Heifetz’s sparkling effervescence. "
Quint "took it up another notch with a fresh, original sound"
October 29, 2016
Quint plays Tchaikovsky Concerto "as a troubadour, spinning a story full of pathos and passion that has his audience hanging on his every word."
Grand Rapids Blog
Quint's "ample artistry" creates "memorably expressive grandeur"
October 14, 2016
Quint's "full and dark-hued" sound filled with "sumptuous string tone and ingratiating lyricism" marks his performance of the Korngold concerto with Berkeley Symphony.
San Francisco Chronicle
"Dazzling Quint" at Opening of 28th International Colmar Music Festival
July 7, 2016
Korngold Violin Concerto "brilliantly played by American soloist Philippe Quint...Tugan Sokhiev at the podium...a dazzling Quint, partners, musicians and leader, were up to their task."
Les Dernieres Nouvelles d'Alsace
Philippe Quint performs programme of “Bernstein & Beyond” in Seattle
June 29, 2016
Quint "had the audience with him from the start...left the audience breathless before they shouted a collective “Wow!”
KSO performance makes for magical night
January 23, 2016
"Quint's playing had a robust, full-bodied sound when the music called for it, and delicate sensitivity in the poetic melodies in the "Adagio."
Knoxville News Sentinel
Champion of Korngold Concerto
November 16, 2015
"Quint brought much to this performance. Secure and continually listening in to his stage mates, he made the emotional possibilities of the work come alive."
Cape Cod Times
Barber takes center stage at Philharmonic
November 9, 2015
"The two guests proved a superb match for the Philharmonic. At Bergmann’s hands (literally) one could feel an intimate collaboration between orchestra and soloist resulting in the most outstanding performance yet this season.
Philippe Quint making his SSO debut as soloist in the beloved Sibelius Violin Concerto
October 4, 2015
"Mind-boggling technique, passionate interpretation, and relaxed demeanor combined to render Quint's performance exciting, engaging, and amazing."
Brilliant performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto by Philippe Quint
August 29, 2015
"Impressive, committed and passionate", Quint was "the high point" of the evening, with the "beautiful full tone he produced in Tchaikovsky’s haunting melodies."
Artsmart, KwaZulu Natal
Busking tips from Philippe Quint? Violinist chats about the old days after LPO triumph
May 15, 2015
After a performance "which ranged from spiky motoric aggression to slow passages that conjured a sultry singer", Philippe disucsses Bourbon Street, busking, and his early days in the United States.
Got a Saints ticket for violin star Philippe Quint? You'll find him on Bourbon Street
May 13, 2015
Philippe discusses his interests in New Orleans which "goes way beyond music making."
'It's hard to keep from dancing in front of the orchestra'
May 11, 2015
Philippe Quint to make his sixth appearance with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Philippe "won over the room with the warmth of his tone and his brilliant technique"
April 14, 2015
Philippe performs the Korngold Violin Concerto with the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Santa Barbara Independent
"Quint grabbed the audience by its lapels and refused to let go"
February 23, 2015
Philippe's "ringing, singing tone" "captivated (the) audience into prompt standing ovation and two curtain calls...Quint's artistry, both technical and emotional, was breathtaking."
The Grand Rapids Press
"He dug deep, and everywhere he delved, he brought up something valuable."
January 24, 2015
With the Indianapolis Symphony, Philippe performs the Khachaturian concerto drawing a "rich tone" and playing with "evident joy."
Jay Harvey Upstage
Quint "seized the attention from the opening gesture"
January 21, 2015
Philippe performs Lera Auerbach's Third Sonata for Violin and Piano. "There was no doubt that Auerbach and Quint had a rich history of past collaborations."
"Quint and Auerbach collaborated in a fierce and eloquent reading"
January 21, 2015
Philippe joined Lera Auerbach and Joshua Roman for a "superb performance" in San Francisco's SFJAZZ center.
San Francisco Chronicle
A "commanding, expressive performance" of the Korngold Violin Concerto with MSO
January 17, 2015
Stepping in last minute with the Milwaukee Symphony, Philippe "combined a huge, vibrant sound with an eloquent, heart-on-the-sleeve musicality that came across the footlights much like a gripping story that one hates to see end."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The concert highlight was...magnetic soloist Philippe Quint"
January 14, 2015
The Barber concerto "provided Quint an intriguing three-part platform for displaying his technical and interpretive genius...with amazing tone and accuracy."
Elgin Courier News - Chicago Tribune
Philippe gives "a commanding account" of Khachaturian concerto
December 6, 2014
"Quint flaunted his steely yet lustrous, old-world timbre and infused each with film-score exhilaration. He indulged the melancholia of the slow middle movement without falling into bathos, and he valiantly met the relentless technical demands of the finale with panache."
"An enticing Mozart" by Philippe and Vancouver Symphony
November 29, 2014
"The violinist could cut the orchestral texture so intelligently, creating intimacy at one moment, a quicksilver athleticism at the next, and then finding a tempered strength and eloquence for the longer line."
Philippe's latest album: "one of the finest Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto recordings to arrive for quite a while"
November 25, 2014
The Classical Reviewer thoroughly recommends Philippe's new album.
"It is Quint’s lovely flexible tempi that allow this music to breathe revealing more beauties than many of the rival performances."
Kansas City Symphony’s wild, seductive, tumultuous performance features violinist Philippe Quint
November 24, 2014
The "energetic Quint" boldly played Bernstein Serenade with "passion and precision."
"Engaging soloist" Philippe Quint performs Khachaturian Concerto with Oklahoma Philharmonic
November 18, 2014
"Quint tossed off the work’s infinite challenges with remarkable agility...His musicality was an endless source of pleasure, and his intelligent approach informed every decision."
Fanfare Magazine gives Tchaikovsky/Arensky album a "strong recommendation"
November 6, 2014
"Quint turns in a superb performance of the Tchaikovsky Concerto. The work's considerable technical challenges cause him no difficulties, and the clear and precise articulation he achieves is a pleasure to hear, but his emphasis is on eloquent, nuanced lyricism rather than virtuoso display."
Gramophone praises Tchaikovsky/Arensky album
October 20, 2014
"With his golden tone and rock-solid technique, Quint gives a commandingly articulate display..."
Philippe with Seattle Symphony presents a "shining performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto"
October 3, 2014
"...Thursday night, the Seattle Symphony presented a performance by violin soloist Philippe Quint that weighed in decidedly on the “gold” side, shining up that often overlooked 1945 concerto with beautiful tone and a stylish interpretation"
"A fervent Korngold advocate" to perform the concerto with Seattle Symphony
September 30, 2014
Quint's Korngold concerto interpretation is "a sit-up-on-the-edge-of-your seat performance".
“It was love at first listen”
September 26, 2014
Philippe discusses his long relationship with the Korngold Violin Concerto with The Seattle Times.
Interview with Philippe Quint: The Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
September 11, 2014
Laurie Niles of Violinist.com interviews Philippe about his new all-Russian album of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto and Arensky String Quartet.
A classic concerto and rare quartet make fascinating companion pieces
August 27, 2014
"Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto thrives on an espressivo intensity full of fast vibrato and generous portamento – distinctive qualities that Philippe Quint indulges to the full here."
The Strad reviews Philippe's new Tchaikovsky/Arensky recording on AvantiClassic.
Giving them a one-two knock-out: Music lovers enjoy magical weekend with violinists Philippe Quint and Vadim Gluzman
August 4, 2014
Award-winning American violinist Philippe Quint wows the audience during Durango Music in the Mountain’s final summer event, “Red Hot Violin."
Fast and furious: A battle of violin virtuosos
July 28, 2014
Philippe will square off with his friend Vadim Gluzman in Violin Duel No.2 at the Music in the Mountains in Durango, Colorado.
«Mes succès ont tous été inattendus» "All of my successes came unexpectedly"
July 24, 2014
Philippe helps "After-the-Storm" Charity Benefit Concert at the Kennedy Center
June 19, 2014
Review: Philippe hosts his esteemed colleagues at the New York Times Center
June 1, 2014
Philippe Quint brings star power and a 1708 Stradivarius to New Orleans
April 8, 2014
The four-time Grammy nominee brings fiery virtuosic power, smart repertoire, movie star looks and a 1708 Stradivarius to the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.
Review: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Honors Stradivarius Violins with StradFest LA
April 2, 2014
A Concert With Five Stradivariuses: StradFest Review
March 31, 2014
"Quint dazzlingly played two variations on the main theme from John Corigliano's score toThe Red Violin. "
Philippe's performance with the Rhode Island Philharmonic praised by Providence Journal
March 22, 2014
The Providence Journal describes Philippe as a "master interpreter" following his performance of Stravinsky's violin concerto with the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Philippe Quint discusses performer etiquette with Musical America's Edna Landau
March 20, 2014
Edna Landau asks Philippe about performer etiquette, describing him as "an artist with great savoir faire."
Philippe Quint Receives Ambassador of Arts Award at UN
March 14, 2014
Broadway World announces Philippe's receipt of the Gateway Foundation's Ambassador of Arts Award at the United Nations.
The Strad urges readers to listen to Opera Breve
February 10, 2014
The Strad praises Philippe and Lily's latest album Opera Breve and tells its readers it "so special I urge you to hear it."
Philippe's performance with Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra praised by Democrat & Chronicle
January 31, 2014
"Quint returned to the stage for Ravel’s Tzigane (Gypsy). The violinist’s interpretation was elusively sensual, yet palpably melancholic, evoking the image of a solitary and mysterious free spirit." - Democrat & Chronicle
Philippe featured on WWFM's Cadenza
January 9, 2014
Philippe was on WWFM's Cadenza, hosted by David Osenberg, as the featured interview of the webcast!
Philippe and Lily Maisky perform Opera Breve selections live on BBC Radio 3
January 9, 2014
Philippe and Lily performed selections from their latest album Opera Breve live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune!
Philippe receives glowing review for his performance with the San Antonio Symphony
November 24, 2013
"The concerto is performed so often it is difficult for any soloist to take risks. Quint...colored his interpretation with a glistening tone, an authoritative approach and a playful imagination." - San Antonio Express-News
New York Times features Opera Breve
November 20, 2013
An "elegant and classy recording" is how the New York Times describes Opera Breve!
Philippe steps in for Stefan Jackiw in Syracuse
November 13, 2013
For the second time in one week, Philippe steps in on short notice for a colleague, this time with Symphoria performing Korngold's Violin Concerto.
Philippe steps in for Vadim Gluzman with the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
November 6, 2013
Philippe is stepping in on short notice to perform Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in two concerts with the ProMusic Chamber Orchestra led by David Danzmayr in Columbus, OH this weekend.
Minnesota Public Radio features Opera Breve on New Classical Tracks
November 6, 2013
"Opera Breve is a charming collection of opera highlights arranged for violin and piano. Through these hand-picked works, Lily Maisky and Philippe Quint share an intimate part of themselves, which comes through in each performance. " - Minnesota Public Radio
WGTE features Opera Breve