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Matthew Trusler

  • Violinist


Matthew Trusler press reviews

"...first highlight [of the concert]... is Benjamin Britten's violin concerto. Trusler's play is richly nuanced and deeply empathic, bringing Britten's emotional music to life. He sinks meditatively into the slower moments, while providing energetic tension in the livelier passages. There is perfect musical communication with the orchestra."
Westdeutsche Zeitung, 25 Oct 07

‘’The excellent soloist [Matthew Trusler]… demonstrated himself as a concentrated and sensitive player, displaying almost effortless perfection in differing virtuosic interpretations’’
Siegener Zeitung, August 2007

‘’confirmed his phenomenal talent with exceptionally performed virtuosic pieces’’
Westfälische Rundschau, August 2007

‘’ [Elgar Sonata] I am certain I was not the only audience member to have scrabbled for a handkerchief... Trusler captured these complex sentiments with astounding awareness, showing off not only his technical accomplishment but also his musical ability to interpret other’s emotions and make them his own... a fantastically enjoyable concert’’
Harrogate Advertiser, July 2007

"There have been plenty of discs surveying classical music debt to jazz in the past, but few have been as scintillating as this one...Trusler assumes the Heifestz (and Perlman) mantle with ease; his playing is by turns nonchalant, dynamic and rhythmically accurate..."
Sunday Telegraph, January 2007

“Trusler shows natural style and an appealing vocal tone.”
The Independent, December 2006

“Here there’s the same dazzling playing; if less of the suavity of Heifetz; but Matthew Trusler offers an altogether more robust and more overtly jazzy approach    ……   Where one listens to and admires Heifetz, one feels one is letting one’s hair down with Trusler and Marshall.”
Gramophone, December 2006

“Matthew Trusler was the perceptive soloist in Walton's Violin Concerto, whose ambiguous balance between tenderness and bitterness he judged to a nicety in an account equally notable for his flawless technical command.”
Guardian Unlimited, October 2006

“…a technically flawless performance…”
Financial Times October 2006

“…  A relative rarity was Walton`s Violin Concerto, written for Jascha Heifetz and therefore testing every area of the soloist`s powers. In Matthew Trusler, the music found an ideal interpreter, for not only was his technique and intona¬tion exemplary, but he also managed the mixture of sentiment and rhythmic bite to a nicety…”
South Africa Citizen May 2006

“…the violin showpiece Theme and Variations, dispatched with studied intensity by Matthew Trusler…”
BBC Music Magazine May 2004

“…enchanting contributions from violinist Matthew Trusler…”
The Independent on Sunday 14th March 2004

“Trusler sinks into the seamless lines of the theme of Theme et Variations (1932) with calm assurance…”
Sunday Times Culture 7th March 2004