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Lubotsky's musicianship has always garnered him great praise. Julian Haylock wrote 'there is nothing flashy about his playing -- rather an aristocratic desire to make the violin sing whatever the pyrotechnical pressures exerted by the music in hand.' Perhaps this is why he may not be the headliner that some violinists are -- especially the latest flock of scantily clad nubile beauties -- but there can be no doubt about his achievements. His recordings of Bach are profound and deeply moving.

Mark Lubotsky
Mark Lubotsky

Lubotsky has also recorded the music of the historically obliterated Nikolai Roslavets (1881-1944). A bizarre combination of Scriabinesque emotiveness and mysticism with an intellectualism very similar to Schoenberg, the music is maniacal. The performances Lubotsky gives are spectacular.

For the Carnegie Hall concert, he will be joined by the American pianist Vladislav Kovalsky. Kovalsky studied at the St Petersburg Conservatory and was a student of the legendary Nathan Perelman. Currently the Executive Director of the Monmouth Concervatory of Music, Mr Kovalsky has performed widely with many concerts in Europe, America, Canada, Japan and Korea and is a pianist of prodigious technique and impeccable musicianship.

Mark Lubotsky
Mark Lubotsky

If you are anywhere near New York for this concert I urge you to attend. In these sad days of declining classical music relevance, a performance by such artists is a forthright statement that music still matters.

Copyright © 4 February 2003 Gordon Rumson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada



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