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Akiko Suwanai

  • Violinist


Akiko Suwanai press reviews

“Akiko Suwanai played with supple beauty and authority in Berg’s final completed work, the Violin Concerto.”

American Symphony Orchestra at Bard Music Festival / Leon Botstein / Berg VC / New York Times
August, 2010
"Akiko Suwanai’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto was (…) fully of warmth, her generous vibrato producing a rainbow of colours.”

BBC Symphony / Andrew Davis / Mendelssohn Violin Concerto / Evening Standard
April, 2010
"But the highlight of the anniversary concert was Akiko Suwanai (...)Suwanai belongs - as does Viktoria Mullova - to those artists who strive for clarity above all. (...) Her playing is pure sound, pure energy."
Bamberger Symphoniker / Gérard Korsten / Bruch Violin Concerto / Schweinfurter Tagesblatt
April, 2010
“The Japanese violinist Akiko Suwanai, who presents this fascinating music in a magnificent version, combines sensibility, elegance and masters her instrument, giving an impression of magic, liberty and lyricism.”

Orchestre National de Lille de France / Michael Stern /
December, 2009
“Akiko Suwanai brought up the incandescent singing of Brahms' fraternal and nostalgic soul. The concerto for violin and orchestra found in the young Japanese violinist a sensitive interpreter, passionate, proud and modest. Her sound is large and powerful, the phrases with light vibrato are of elegance and effortless simplicity. The dialogue established between musicians and soloist in a climate of chamber music, not only in the adagio but throughout the piece, added a particularly warm glow in the end of autumn.”

Orchestre Capitole du Toulouse / Tugan Sokhiev / Classic Toulouse
October, 2009