Building upon her brilliant achievement in 2002 of winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year at the tender age of 12, Jennifer Pike has become an international star, and her performance here of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto was evidence enough for that. Pike’s technique readily surmounted the embedded difficulties of this most virtuosic concerto… The double stopping and harmonics in Pike’s cadenza proclaimed breathtaking bravura and the foregone prospect of applause, duly acknowledged. The slow movement was beautifully drawn and a setup for the ensuing finale¬ís epic pursuit of perpetual movement. Its Russian credentials encouraged some earthy timbres from her 1708 Goffriller instrument with Pinheiro ensuring orchestral colour in support.