James Buswell


Boston recital

 

“In the Brahms G Major Sonata, Op. 78, Buswell made you realize what truly concentrated is like.  The subtle dynamic weightings, the telling and subtle shifts in stress were not out of your everyday fiddler’s expressive vocabulary.”

 

BOSTON GLOBE

 

Washington, D.C. recital

 

“Buswell has the usual attributes that all fine violinists share…But Ysaÿe’s Ballade and Bach’s Partita No. 2 were made of greater stuff.  Both were superlative animations of the written score and bore rich testament to Buswell’s vision.”

 

WASHINGTON POST

 

Denver Chamber Orchestra

 

“…the centerpiece last evening was really Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto Accademico with violinist James Buswell….It was worth the whole evening.”

 

DENVER POST

 

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

 

“[Buswell] has chops like a great athlete and the technical demands of the Prokofiev [Concerto No. 1] held no apparent terrors for him…”

 

BOSTON HERALD

 

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

 

“But it was Buswell who fascinated capacity audiences on Sunday and Monday….every note was not only on pitch, but was musically expressive and exciting.”

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC (Santa Fe)