Press reports

QUOTATIONS

“Solo violinist Anton Martynov has a fearsome technique which he combines with a sensitivity to Baroque style, making light of Vivaldi’s flashing scales, filigree embellishments, fiddly double stoppings and leaps. Among the disc’s highlights are the brief but volatile opening movement of the D minor Concerto, RV 249 and the fiery concluding Allegro of the A minor work – dashed off with devil-may-care abandon. Martynov is eloquent, too, in the slow movements which are infused with operatic lyricism and pathos. He pours out the Largo of RV 301 like a lovelorn soprano; the icy Grave of RV 357 has an eerie beauty, while the sighing motifs of the 12th concerto’s Largo are uttered with poignant grace.”
BBC Music Magazine • Kate Bolton

“A special mention deserves the solo violin Anton Martynov, also trained in Italy, who becomes the driver of the valiant ensemble with his Nicolò Gagliano of 1732. Virtuosity technique, perfect intonation, ample and sound cava are his main qualities.”
MUSICA • Lorenzo Tozzi

“This version must be placed right at the top of the discography of Vivaldi’s masterpiece, thanks to the truth and the absolute technical mastery of the Russian soloist Anton Martynov, who compares the most brilliant passages without any forcing, also showing a considerable variation as if you can see for example in the final Allegro pyrotechnic of Concerto n. 6 in G minor RV 347 (CD 1, track 18), while in the more thoughtful times it maintains an expedition of thought that gives the right streak to the melodic line, which in this way is enhanced, used for listening to small gems which in other versions not infrequently end up going almost unnoticed.”
CIVICO20NEWS • Giovanni Tasso

“Martynov offers a concert with more refined (and harmonically more solid) features, undoubtedly the result of his violinistic knowledge and how to write for this instrument, giving the composition an interesting balance between the weights and the counterweights of the timbres.”
MUSIC VOICE • Andrea Bedetti

“Anton Martynov, a remarkable musician – man orchestra that brings together all the talents. Tonight, his violin takes us deep into Antonio Santana’s fiery universe… All in colours, in virtuosity and intensity….”
Alain Duhault

“The Largo of the 2nd concerto, of a striking and disarming beauty, is particularly noteworthy. The lyricism of Anton Martynov’s violin alternating with a heartbreaking rhythm driven by the tutti. The 3rd concerto shows us, if necessary, all the virtuosity required to perform the solo violin part: Vivaldi still uses all his ingenuity as a composer.”
CLASSICAGENDA • Julien Bordas

“The violin is in the spotlight this week, thanks to Anton Martynov, a bow nourished by the great Russian school, but whose taste for musical adventures sometimes also pushes him towards the baroque. This beautiful adventure that he embarks upon by presenting the Violins in Spring for us in Paris”
A NOUS PARIS • Alain Cochard

“Mention must be made of a moment of absolute grace: the slow movement of Concerto No. 2 in E minor, RV 279. Emotion and dramatic tension increase in a breathless series of two bow shots (like two terrible blows of fate), followed by two fingertips and hair presses, as if the sound of this emotional echo were only obtained by a bouncy movement brushed against the string. However, virtuosity quickly resumed its rights and the rest of the evening passed in a dazzling flash.”
LA LETTRE DU MUSICIEN • Louis Carrion

“…Virtuoso, inspired and penetrating, Anton Martynov has the art of leading his audience into new musical experiences. In his unique style of playing, he combines purity of sound and power, and a dazzling spirit that touches the depths of the soul. This is the sign of a great musical personality in the lineage of a Heifetz or a Oistrakh.”
LA VIE MUSICALE • Evgenia Krivitskaya

RADIO

FRANCE MUSIQUEClassic Club: Emmanuel K.’s Les Fantaisies marines, with Anton Martynov and Emmanuel Krivine. By Lionel Esparza – March 2018
RADIO ENGHIENMusical ballad: Interview of Anton Martynov by Bernard Ventre – March 2018
RADIO AIR SHOW • Doctor 2.0 : Interview with Anton Martynov by David Gutman – March 2018
FRANCE MUSIQUELe Carrefour de Lodéon by Frédéric Lodéon – March 2016
RADIO CLASSIQUEpot broadcast from 14 to 18 March 2016
RADIO ENGHIENMusical ballad by Bernard Ventre – March 2016
FRÉQUENCE PROTESTENTECantabile by Marc Porthehaut – March 2016

WRITTEN PRESS

TÉLÉRAMA SORTIRAnton Martynov / Nicholas Angelich, Selection review by Judith Chaine – March 2018
LA TERRASSEClose-up : Le Printemps du Violon – March 2018
LE PARISIENAn air of Russia in the Violin Spring – March 2018
POINT DE VUEA violin on the Seine by Pauline Sommelet – March 2018
PÉCHÉ DE CLASSIQUEAnton Martynov: I would like someone to explain to me one day what the Russian school is – on the cover of N.163, March 2017
LA LETTRE DU MUSICIENVivaldi’s Stravaganza, the final firework display of the Printemps du violon in Paris by Louis Carrion – March 2017
A nous ParisLe Printemps du violin by Alain Cochard – March 2016
CLASSICAThe Temple of the Violin – March 2016
LA VOCESan Martino at Christmas, a concert that captures you – December 2015
LA NAZIONEGitlis’ violin and the superstar night at the Festival – August 2015
LE TREGORExceptional concert against a backdrop of childhood memories – May 2015
LA VIE MUSICALEThe Siberian Marathon by Evgenia Krivitskaya – October 2013

WEB

LES SOIRÉES DE PARISMagic strings by Lise Bloch-Morhange – Mars 2018
CLASSICAGENDAVivaldi seduces the Palais de Béhague ! by Julien Bordas – mars 2017
CLASSICAGENDAVoice range by Frédéric Hutman – March 2016
CONCERTCLASSIC.COMAnton Martynov and his friends by Alain Cochard – Mars 2016
CUMHURIYETThe Istanbul Symphony Orchestra’s Lovers’ Day Concert – Février 2014
GOTHIC NETWORKBrilliant with Federico Maria Sardelli Light Baroque shadows – Décembre 2013
CONCERTCLASSIC.COMThree questions to Anton Martynov – Février 2012