Efi Christodoulou - Reviews
"An intense and committed performance which demonstrated a high level of technical achievement. Efi Christodoulou proved herself to be a powerful player."
"Massive confidence and authority"
"A most gifted violinist, technically and musically."
"Beautiful sound and splendid technique."
"Exceptional facility and talent"
"An extremely talented violinist who performs with a positive flair and temperament"
"An artist of tremendous assurance and musical intelligence whose performance of the rarely-heard William Schuman concerto was stunning in its virtuosity and command"
"Mastery of the instrument ... Flashes of brilliance"
"Great confidence and musicality ... Very impressive"
"A brilliant violinist possessing a fine technique"
"Efi played the Sibelius concerto with spirit and conviction"
EDWARD CLARK, President, UK Sibelius Society
CD REVIEWS for GMCD 7358: Debussy, Elgar, Sibelius:]
''This is playing almost of the old school, reminiscent of Menuhin or Oistrakh at their best. ''
"Here is infinite variety. Christodoulou is a sympathetic advocate ..... with pin-point intonation."
"In the Elgar Christodoulou and Fingerhut play the unsettled beginning passionately. The Sibelius Humoresques are the standout in this interesting and enterprising programme."
MUSIC WEB INTERNATIONAL
"Greek-born violin virtuoso Efi Christodoulou, and the impressive Margaret Fingerhut, here give outstanding, intelligent performances."
NEW CLASSICS CO
"The Sibelius Humoresques are indispensable."
"Efi Christodoulou tackles Sibelius Six Humoresques, with wit and flair, dashing off the virtuosic demands with élan and touches of silky warmth, and bringing infectious high spirits."
CD REVIEWS for SOMM0153 : Glazunov, Dvorak, Sibelius:
‘'There is an impressive fire and poise. Christodoulou adds gypsy-passion, affecting lyricism, and exuberance in the Dvorak Concerto, which finds the violinist in flaming mood while it has an impressive allure to it. She has this music in her soul, and plays with considerable largesse'’
''The soloist is the Greek-born Efi Christodoulou. Highly acclaimed as a performer, she is ably supported on these excellent recordings by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under John Carewe. Highly recommended – congratulations are due to the enterprising SOMM label for this enjoyable new release''.
‘This recording features Greek-born award-winning violinist Efi Christodoulou with John Carewe and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in terrific form’.
''The Greek violinist Efi Christodoulou gives a direct and warm-hearted performance of the Dvorak violin concerto and if she's inclined to linger in the adagio, I find her approach more congenial than Ann-Sophie Mutter's version''.
THE BIRMINGHAM POST - CD Releases / November 2015
A straightforward interpretation, with a sweet tone and a palpable sense of joy in the music-making. A finale full of natural exuberance.