Perfection from Pike. The high spot of the evening was Jennifer Pike’s performance of the Bruch violin concerto. She played it as if it had been composed yesterday, fiery, powerful playing in the prelude and a sense of deepening intensity in the adagio, followed by a firework finale. Her tone was matchless and her technique magnificent: but the exciting thing was the individual musical mind she brought to it. With Boyd’s help [the conductor], she made a hackneyed piece sound fresh – and for a 14-year-old, that points to an extraordinary future.