Of special note here is a gripping interpretation of the Violin Concerto by Jennifer Pike. The concerto’s technical hurdles are surmounted consummately, but, even more important, Pike delves into the substance of the music to project its distinctive traits of emotional expression. The chill rhapsodising start gives way to shifts of darkness and light… Intensity, strength and malleability of tone, breadth of line and firmly focused bravura coalesce in the central Adagio and in the fearsome virtuosity of the finale, always
underpinned by secure, stylistically aware musicianship.