Edson Scheid playing Paganini Caprice No. 1 on In Tune from BBC Radio 3 in London. Photo Credit: Benjamin Sosland

R E V I E W S

OBERON'S GROVE

November 2019

"A six-artist contingent from the larger Baroque orchestra that is Pomo D'Oro took the Zankel Hall stage and very quickly entranced us with the vibrancy and polish of their playing.

"all provided playing that made the music feel so...alive!" 

MOVIMENTO.com

Fabiana Crepaldi, October 2019

"Após fazer alguns comentários sobre o projeto, com tradução para o português do violinista brasileiro Edson Scheid, que toca na orquestra, DiDonato encerrou o concerto com a linda canção 'Morgen' (1894), de Richard Strauss."

[After making some comments about the project, with translation into portuguese by Brazilian violinist Edson Scheid, who plays in the orchestra, DiDonato ended the concert with the beautiful song "Morgen" (1894), by Richard Strauss.]

CONCERTO

Irineu Franco Perpetuo, October 2019

"Chamando o violinista brasileiro radicado em Nova York Edson Scheid para servir de intérprete, DiDonato, ao final do programa, explicou o projeto e emendou, como bis, a canção Morgen, de Richard Strauss (1864-1949)."

[Inviting the Brazilian violinist based in New York Edson Scheid to serve as interpreter, DiDonato, at the end of the program, explained the project and amended, as encore, the song Morgen, by Richard Strauss (1864-1949).]

Gotham Early Music Scene

September 2019

“Edson Scheid is an exceptionally talented violinist/musician. He has turned his flexible technique to some of the most challenging examples of virtuoso violin repertoire, and done it with a light touch which brings out the under-appreciated musical value of composers like Vivaldi, Paganini and Ernst. He has been a pleasure to partner with at Aston Magna concerts.”
— Daniel Stepner, artistic director of the Aston Magna Music Festival"

“I listened to this recording straight through, and couldn’t believe my ears. Edson’s technique, musicality, and virtuosity are extraordinary.” — Gene Murrow, Executive Director of Gotham Early Music Scene

HUDSON-HOUSATONIC ARTS

Keith Kibler, September 2019

"...violinist Edson Scheid [...] commanded his solo part with tremendous skill and playfulness."

NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW

Frank Daykin, February 2019

"The four movement work was given agile life, especially in the alert communication skills of the three strings: Cynthia Roberts, Edson Scheid, and Madeleine Bouissou."

THE MILLBROOK INDEPENDENT

Kevin T. McEneaney, November 2018

"...Edson Scheid’s violin soared with liquid smoothness in the upper register."

THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Andrew L. Pincus, June 2018

"...animated the performances with enthusiasm, versatility and mastery..."

THE MILLBROOK INDEPENDENT

Kevin T. McEneaney, June 2018

"...Scheid's ascension into sinuous harmony let the melody float into abundant grace..."

WESTVIEW NEWS

Michael Feldman, January 2018

"The terrific Brazilian violinist Edson Scheid, who performed the Vivaldi concerto for muted violin for us, recently recorded the Paganini caprices on gut strings—a feat of prodigious technical acumen, unheard of among freelance artists of the recent past."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

James R. Oestreich, April 2017

"...clearly gifted..."

OPERA NEWS

David Shengold, March 2017

"...the mezzo [Joyce DiDonato] used Richard Strauss’s quiet “Morgen!”—with Baroque concertmaster Edson Scheid in engaging support—to end the evening on a note of shimmering hope."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

James R. Oestreich, December 2016

"The concertmaster, Edson Scheid, proved a worthy foil as violin soloist in the Strauss."

FANFARE MAGAZINE

Maria Nockin, November 2016

"Only the cream of virtuosic talent want to play the Caprices. If you like unbridled virtuosity and historically informed playing on a Baroque instrument, you will enjoy Scheid’s performance on this Naxos disc. Naxos’s sound is pristine and I want this disc in my collection."

FANFARE MAGAZINE

Jerry Dubins, September 2016

"Even if you already have one or more recordings of the Caprices in your collection, Edson Scheid offers a highly viable and insightful alternative to modern instrument performances that every serious student of the violin should hear."

FANFARE MAGAZINE

Dave Saemann, September 2016

“Far from being mere virtuoso stunts, Scheid’s [Paganini] Caprices abound in the beauty and revolutionary spirit of these works...”

THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Andrew L. Pincus, June 2016

"The deft playing on period instruments extracted maximum contrast and variety — also a good bit of virtuosic display..."

THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

David Schulenberg, January 2016

 

"...here the Brazilian-born Scheid demonstrated why he is

both musically and technically one of the most assured

and accomplished of today’s younger period violinists..."

 

 

 

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

Harvey Steiman, July 2014

 

"...and Edson Scheid rode the crests of continuous and

ever more complex upwellings for an invigorating finale."

 

 

 

THE STRAD MAGAZINE

Dennis Rooney, February 2014 

 

"Scheid's polished playing was the high point of the

programme..."

 

 

 

SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

Stan Metzger, November 2013

 

"Edson Scheid was more then equipped to deal with the 

virtuosic challenges..."

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