JENNIFER PIKE DISCOGRAPHY

The Lark Ascending

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"Pike’s soaring Lark is a masterclass in expressive free flight " The Strad Recommends, April 2017

"With so many recordings of The Lark Ascending available, a new one has to offer something special to soar clear of the crowd. Jennifer Pike’s playing – at once forthright and beautifully yearning, with technique to match – puts her contribution into that category." **** BBC Music Magazine, February 2017

"In The Lark Ascending Jennifer Pike soars aloft most bewitchingly." The Gramophone, February 2017

Jennifer Pike - violin
Chamber Orchestra of New York
conductor: Salvatore Di Vittorio
Naxos - 8573530

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Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

"Jennifer Pike allies the luminous beauty of her tone to her innate musicality and mercurial technique to produce an exceptionally lyrical interpretation." **** The Observer, January 2016

"Superb new recording....Pike's lyrical performance clearly demonstrates that she has been performing this piece for many years. Her phrasing shows she knows this work inside out and has discovered all of its ethereal subtlety and beauty." Classic FM, January 2016

"Jennifer Pike's interpretation is dramatic, passionate and always nuanced....This performance is certain to become one of the great standard recordings." Music Web International , January 2016

"Revelatory. I felt I was hearing it for the first time. Pike’s playing sings the concerto: it is breathtakingly beautiful, and the sophistication of orchestral thinking and playing is out of this world." The Sunday Herald, 20 March 2016

Jennifer Pike - violin
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Edward Gardner
Chandos - CHSA 5161

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Janacek, Dvorak and Suk: Music for Violin and Piano

"A rewarding recital of highways and byways of Czech violin music. Both players balance rustic folk flavour with ample lyricism, delicacy, brilliance and range of tonal colouring. Pike's playing...throughout is full of poise, strength and sound judgement." The Strad recommends, January 2015

"by turns intimate, consoling and confiding - and always beautifully controlled" The Gramophone, October 2014

Jennifer Pike - violin
Tom Poster - piano
Chandos - CHAN 10827

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Sibelius Violin Concerto

"Do not doubt and do not hesitate to add this one to your collection...molten intensity which...will break your heart...Get it now." The Herald, 23 March 2014

"A brilliant performance from a bright young star of the violin." Classic FM Magazine, 17 March 2014

"A gripping interpretation...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 Telegraph, 22 March 2014

"This is an exceptionally fine reading....She catches the sinuous ethereality of Sibelius's vision, and the loneliness as well, but there's plenty of passion where it matters and tremendous technical skill." The Times, 12 April 2014

"it's a while since I've enjoyed a new recording of the Sibelius Violin Concerto as much as this!" CD Review, BBC Radio 3, March 2014

Jennifer Pike - violin
Bergen Philharmonic
conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Chandos - CHSA 5134

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Brahms & Schumann Sonatas, Clara Schumann Romances

"The distinction of the performances is never in doubt" ***** BBC Music Magazine, May 2013

Jennifer Pike - violin
Tom Poster - piano
Chandos - CHAN 10762

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Chausson Concert

for Violin, Piano and String Quartet

for Violin, Piano and String Quartet

"A real front-runner for the Concert." The Gramophone, 2013

"an especially fine performance." ***** BBC Music Magazine, April 2013

"This disc is outstanding, notably for Jennifer Pike’s playing of the violin." Daily Telegraph, 16 June 2013

Jennifer Pike - violin
Tom Poster - piano
Doric String Quartet
Chandos - CHAN 10754

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Miklós Rósza: Violin Concerto

Rósza Violin Concerto

Rósza Violin Concerto

"Jennifer Pike immediately evokes memories of Heifetz with her silver purity of sound and quicksilver agility....What sets her apart, however, is the gentle cushioning of her lifted strokes, her enhanced dynamic range and radiantly seductive playing during the more lyrical episodes." ***** BBC Music Magazine, December 2012

"Any collector looking for a thoroughly persuasive modern version of this lovely concerto need to look no further. Pike's way with this music is exceptionally satisfying." International Record Review, November 2012

"Jennifer Pike plays superbly throughout with technical assurance and deep commitment. Hers is the finest reading of the Violin Concerto that I have heard so far." Music Web Internataional, 2012

Jennifer Pike - violin
BBC Philharmonic
conductor: Rumon Gamba
Chandos - CHAN 10738

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Miklós Rózsa: Variations on a Hungarian Peasant Song

"Jennifer Pike... is equally impressive in both the virtuosity and sweet lyricism of her solo role...marvellously played and recorded." The Gramophone, 2011

Jennifer Pike - violin
BBC Philharmonic
conductor: Rumon Gamba
Chandos - CHAN 10764

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Debussy, Ravel and Franck Sonatas

Violin Sonatas

Violin Sonatas

"one of the most outstanding debut violin albums of recent years" ***** Classic FM, June 2011

"this is a recital that is full of interest. Jennifer Pike and Martin Roscoe's performance of the Debussy is particularly fine." The Gramophone, 2011

"thoroughly idiomatic, glistening performances of three core French violin sonatas. This is playing that brims with character." **** Daily Telegraph, 12 May 2011

Jennifer Pike - violin
Martin Roscoe - piano
Chandos - CHAN 10667

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Bach to Moog

A realisation for electronics, solo violin and orchestra

A realisation for electronics, solo violin and orchestra

"Ably supported by Sinfonietta Cracovia and with Pike so obviously getting the project, Leon manages to leave you with the sense you’re hearing this music for the first time and having an absolute ball into the bargain." The Gramophone, June 2015

Jennifer Pike - violin
Craig Leon - electronics
Sinfonietta Cracovia
Sony Classical - 88875052612

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David Bednall Stabat Mater

Editor's Choice The Gramophone, September 2016
Jennifer Pike - violin
David Bednall - organ
Benenden Chapel Choir
conductor: Edward Whiting
Regent Records - REGCD481

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Andrew Schultz Violin Concerto

Jennifer Pike - Violin
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Richard Mills
ABC Classics - 476 4519

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