• Eschewing an overly flashy, self-interested performance which focused only on flair, Pike brought an elegant intelligence…Her playing was assured, bowing smooth and particularly nimble in her silver-toned reading of the firecracker third movement, where her accuracy couldn’t be faulted. An encore of the third movement of Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata no. 2 in A minor, Op.27 no.2 was an unsurprisingly intelligent choice, with fine pizzicato and tonal clarity on display.

    Dominic Lowe, Bachtrack

    Bruch Violin Concerto, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    29 November 2016

  • Her playing has led to her being hailed as one of Britain’s brightest musical prodigies for a generation…a remarkable understanding of music far beyond her years. It was really quite astonishing…it was like listening to a 12-year-old Menuhin.

    James Tozer, Daily Mail

    Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, BBC SO
    28 May 2002

  • This was music-making the like of which one rarely comes across….Above all, time after time, she displays turns of phrase and expression that simply cannot be taught. . we had been privileged witnesses to a remarkable performance.

    John Sidgwick, Culture Kiosque

    Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, BBC SO
    30 November 2006

  • Pike captivated the Symphony Hall audience with a brilliant rendition of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Every note of this perennial favourite was spot on, and played with feeling.

    Birmingham Post

    CBSO
    30 November 2007

  • Mighty, impassioned climaxes in the first two movements as well as some wonderfully supple, nuanced playing in the second, and a finale mixing fire and reverie with a powerful sense of musical purpose.

    The Strad

    Elgar Sonata
    31 October 2009