Shlomo Mintz closed the “Festival del Centro Histórico de México” performing a brilliant Sibelius concerto. With the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería and Thomas Sanderling.
“Shlomo Mintz’s interpretation of Sibelius’ Concerto was transparent, clear, never shallow or impersonal,
tremendously emotional at times and so deeply committed that it lifted everyone to a higher dimension.”
“The truth is that a description of an artist like Mintz, goes far beyond any imagination. Sure, one could write about his amazing technical skills with dry terms like rallentandos, rubatos, acellerandos, cadenzas, etc., which critics often do, but this would not tell us anything about the greater depths of his performance.
So I’d rather write purely subjective: about his narrative way of performing, about the emotions and feelings he showed while playing; matters that, in my view, are far more valuable. And though it’s a fact that his technique was impeccable, his violin playing went far beyond mere appreciation, far beyond a performance which someone could simply call beautiful, well done or something like that…”