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Astoria Music Festival sparkles with first-rate soloists, top-notch orchestral playing, honoring David Bowie, Philip Glass and more. Click For Full Article "Her delivery of the final joyous allegro vivace was dazzling as a rare gem."

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Bassoons and trombone play an opening figure before Pitcairn launches in "Anna's" calm and inviting melody. The easy flow did not last: Double stops and a earnest cadenza, with its dramatic outro timpani duet, created challenges for the soloist. The playing was attentive and precise... http://www.capecodtimes.com/entertainmentlife/20170123/symphony-presents-cinematic-performance

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Elizabeth Pitcairn soars with red violin

By: Alan Markoff - Cayman Compass

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Elizabeth Pitcairn was a commanding soloist, her tone of silken sweetness swelling to roomfilling authority, and she dispensed the schmaltz and spice of the Vittorio Monti Csardas with panache.

By: Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, April 10, 2011

CLICK HERE to read the entire review "She dug in to more extroverted passages with energy and elan: The climactic 'Gypsy Cadenza' showed vintage virtuoso flair, the sort the old studios would have thrown into a musical for a little class."

By: Michael Guerrieri, The Boston Globe, 1/16/08

"Elizabeth permits her soul to become at-one with her music so that her playing touches all those in her audience."

By: Danny Gaisin, www.ontarioartsreview.ca, 1/08

"Each of her cadenzas was achingly beautiful. In the first movement, she sharply executed several tricky double stops and exhibited some marvelous bow work. In the slow middle movement, her playing was sweetly lyrical, and throughout the final movement she was crisp and precise....Pitcairn interacted with the orchestra wonderfully, exchanging melodic lines with the various sections seamlessly."

By: Mark Benoit, The Press-Enterprise, 10/4/07

"Guest artist Elizabeth Pitcairn was stunning in her performance of John Corigliano's The Red Violin: Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra. Pitcairn is an expressive musician who plays with a beautiful rich tone. Pitcairn treated the audience to an encore of Gypsy Airs by Pablo de Sarasate. Again, she demonstrated glorious tone in all registers. Her great flair and bravura warmed the evening."

By: Gregory H. Largent, The Saginaw News, 2/20/06

"Ms. Pitcairn is a beautiful presence in my Chaconne, with a performance that is very much her own."

By: John Corigliano, Composer 6/30/05

"Pitcairn's tone, so full without being forced and her more than ample bow technique (with a spiccato that ranks with the best) allow her to use the notes as tools to the inner music rather than ends in themselves. This approach of art before flash is as welcome as it is rare in concert life currently. "

By: James Wegg Review: Pitcairn performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto at the McCallum Theater Bob Hope Cultural Center, Palm Desert, CA 1/12/03

"[Joshua] Bell, who played the music in the movie [The Red Violin], gave the world premier of that work in 1997 with the San Francisco Symphony. Elizabeth Pitcairn played the Southern California premiere in 2000 at an outdoor concert with Victor Vener, and his enterprising California Philharmonic."

By: Los Angeles Times 5/8/04

"The Red Violin came through with flying colors. Of course, it was in the hands of a world-class soloist who could probably make music out of a cigar box."

By: The Press Enterprise 1/13/2004

"Elizabeth Pitcairn was the guest in a perfectly sweet Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending."

By: The Philadelphia Inquirer 4/10/03

"Saturday's Brahms Double was the highlight of the evening. Violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and cellist Ronald Leonard...their playing was strongly compatible."

By: Newark Star Ledger 2/11/02

"From the opening thematic statement, (Mendelssohn Concerto), Pitcairn demonstrated her full lucid tone and technical ease."

By: Los Angeles Times 4/27/01

"Pitcairn is a brilliant young musician."

By: The Hamilton Spectator 8/7/01

"Pitcairn's playing was sweet of tone but always intense and passionate."

By: Gazette Reviewer 8/10/01

"The cadenzas from The Red Violin were tackled by Elizabeth Pitcairn with a concentrated intensity."

By: Los Angeles Times 7/31/00

"Pitcairn's performance was outstanding. The expertise in which she respected the prosody of the score, (The Red Violin), revealed its haunting harmonic schemes. Onstage she expressed passion, poise and confidence."

By: Celebrations 8/5/00

"We recognize violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn who performed with New West Symphony, dazzling us with her solo on Scheherazade.

By: Los Angeles Times 11/24/00

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By: Lief A Jansson, Jonkoping Posten

CLICK HERE "The concert's piece de resistance was the exhilarating Four Seasons with Ms. Pitcairn leading the ensemble."

By: Donna Kline, Classical Sonoma 11/1/09

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"The recording captures the sharpness of detail in the music, and the consistently fine efforts by the musicians make the experience extra moving."

By: Per Bjorck, HallandSposten 7/10

CLICK HERE to read the entire review "Once Pitcairn got around to performing a couple of famous show pieces, it was obvious that the illustrious instrument is in skilled hands."

By: Joseph Dalton, Times Union 8/27/09

CLICK HERE to read the entire review "She makes a persuasive, empathetic interpretation with an unusually beautiful violin sound."

By: Lars Hedblad, SvD 7/10

"Community Foundation recital was a huge success. Visiting violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn and pianist Estela Kersenbaum-Olevsky gave first-class performances of music by Bach, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky."

By: Anguilla Daily News 1/18/00