The event of the evening and the driving force of the concert, however, was Nikolay Madoyan. Modest in his appearance and performance style he gave a masterly interpretation of Mozart's beautiful concerto in A major. Rising above the technical difficulties, Madoyan's tone was cultivated and his interpretation carefully thought out – a performance of genius!
— Kultur aus Köln
Nikolay Madoyan is an outstanding talent, he is an excellent violinist, a rare poet and a rightful master who sets the bar for other violinists. His playing can be compared to a delightful diamond that sparkles with indescribable colors.
— Isaac Stern
"Nikolay Madoyan conquered the hearts of his listeners with the Chaconne from Bach's violin partita in D minor. The playing of this young Armenian is characterized by brilliant technique paired with the beauty of sound."
Monika Klein, Rheinische Post
"Madoyan is not afraid to emphasize the Beethoven of the so-called gallant style which the composers carefully preserved, true, to different measures, in all his sonatas, but he sees in it a gallantry not of gestures, but of soul."
Svetlana Sarkissian, AZG Armenian Daily
"The event of the evening and the driving force of the concert, however, was the Armenian, Nikolay Madoyan. Modest in his appearance and performance style he gave a masterly interpretation of Mozart's beautiful Violin Concerto in A major. Rising above technical difficulties, Madoyan's tone was cultivated and his interpretation carefully thought out – a performance of genius."
Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne, Germany
"Schubert's limited output for piano and violin is well represented here by the delightful lyricism of the early, occasionally bold Sonata, with the rippling B minor Rondo (sans introductory Andante) and ambitious Fantasia characteristically Schubertian essays, forward-looking and jammed full of ideas. Madojan and Westenholz are strong, articulate, well-proportioned and mutually reciprocal partnership.
— Michael Quinn, Gramophone
"… Nikolay Madoyan, a brilliant German virtuoso violinist who obviously knows exactly what he wants to do with a score and how to achieve perfection with his unique interpretation filled with deep, thought provoking sound."
— Donald Webster, Yorkshire Evening Post
"To embody and reproduce it all, it was necessary to have the highest form of mastery, which is exactly what Nikolay Madoyan possesses; fundamental knowledge and mastering of technical intervals, countless extents of timbres, national and stylistic peculiarities, a talent of "drawing" by means of sounds… And Madoyan, just like Itzhak Perlman, can proudly say, 'I played all the notes.'
— Daniel Yerazhisht, Amaras
"… In the central adagio his long flowing lines wrapped the audience in a physical stillness, while in the final movement Madoyan dazzled as he skipped brightly to a thrilling finish."
— The Glasgow Herald
"Born in 1973, the Armenian violinist Nikolay Madoyan gives pleasing and refined performances… The tender moments of Mozartian grace in the 1820 Sonata are perfectly captured…"
— David Denton, The Strad
"Of the two performances under review, …Nikolay Madoyan, a highly gifted product of Zachar Bron's school in Novosibirsk, has a natural feel for the right inflexion… his is the more thought-provoking. …This Kontrapunkt's CD is a good one and will not disappoint those who are attracted by the programme."
— Gramophone
"… Nikolay Madoyan, a brilliant German virtuoso violinist who obviously knows exactly what he wants to do with a score and how to achieve perfection with his unique interpretation filled with deep, thought provoking sound."
— Donald Webster, Yorkshire Evening Post
"The singing of the melancholic passages of the 1st movement was inspired by the sonorous elegance of playing by violin virtuoso Nikolai Madojan. Madojan received well deserved long and enthusiastic approval from the audience."
— Regina Leistner, Morgenpost
The event of the evening and the driving force of the concert, however, was Nikolay Madoyan. Modest in his appearance and performance style he gave a masterly interpretation of Mozart's beautiful concerto in A major. Rising above the technical difficulties, Madoyan's tone was cultivated and his interpretation carefully thought out – a performance of genius!
— Kultur aus Köln
Nikolay Madoyan is an outstanding talent, he is an excellent violinist, a rare poet and a rightful master who sets the bar for other violinists. His playing can be compared to a delightful diamond that sparkles with indescribable colors.
— Isaac Stern
"Nikolay Madoyan conquered the hearts of his listeners with the Chaconne from Bach's violin partita in D minor. The playing of this young Armenian is characterized by brilliant technique paired with the beauty of sound."
Monika Klein, Rheinische Post
"Madoyan is not afraid to emphasize the Beethoven of the so-called gallant style which the composers carefully preserved, true, to different measures, in all his sonatas, but he sees in it a gallantry not of gestures, but of soul."
Svetlana Sarkissian, AZG Armenian Daily
"The event of the evening and the driving force of the concert, however, was the Armenian, Nikolay Madoyan. Modest in his appearance and performance style he gave a masterly interpretation of Mozart's beautiful Violin Concerto in A major. Rising above technical difficulties, Madoyan's tone was cultivated and his interpretation carefully thought out – a performance of genius."
Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, Cologne, Germany
"Schubert's limited output for piano and violin is well represented here by the delightful lyricism of the early, occasionally bold Sonata, with the rippling B minor Rondo (sans introductory Andante) and ambitious Fantasia characteristically Schubertian essays, forward-looking and jammed full of ideas. Madojan and Westenholz are strong, articulate, well-proportioned and mutually reciprocal partnership.
— Michael Quinn, Gramophone
"… Nikolay Madoyan, a brilliant German virtuoso violinist who obviously knows exactly what he wants to do with a score and how to achieve perfection with his unique interpretation filled with deep, thought provoking sound."
— Donald Webster, Yorkshire Evening Post
"To embody and reproduce it all, it was necessary to have the highest form of mastery, which is exactly what Nikolay Madoyan possesses; fundamental knowledge and mastering of technical intervals, countless extents of timbres, national and stylistic peculiarities, a talent of "drawing" by means of sounds… And Madoyan, just like Itzhak Perlman, can proudly say, 'I played all the notes.'
— Daniel Yerazhisht, Amaras
"… In the central adagio his long flowing lines wrapped the audience in a physical stillness, while in the final movement Madoyan dazzled as he skipped brightly to a thrilling finish."
— The Glasgow Herald
"Born in 1973, the Armenian violinist Nikolay Madoyan gives pleasing and refined performances… The tender moments of Mozartian grace in the 1820 Sonata are perfectly captured…"
— David Denton, The Strad
"Of the two performances under review, …Nikolay Madoyan, a highly gifted product of Zachar Bron's school in Novosibirsk, has a natural feel for the right inflexion… his is the more thought-provoking. …This Kontrapunkt's CD is a good one and will not disappoint those who are attracted by the programme."
— Gramophone
"… Nikolay Madoyan, a brilliant German virtuoso violinist who obviously knows exactly what he wants to do with a score and how to achieve perfection with his unique interpretation filled with deep, thought provoking sound."
— Donald Webster, Yorkshire Evening Post
"The singing of the melancholic passages of the 1st movement was inspired by the sonorous elegance of playing by violin virtuoso Nikolai Madojan. Madojan received well deserved long and enthusiastic approval from the audience."
— Regina Leistner, Morgenpost