Mark Kaplan

ClassicsToday.com  "Kaplan is at the top of his form"

ArtMusicLounge  "In style, he seems to me to combine the best of the Italian and German approaches to violin playing...extraordinary lyricism...This is a great recording, plain and simple."

Naples News  "...a stunning solo performance"

The Strad [feature]

South Coast Today  "...a musical experience unexpectedly fresh and new."

Herald Times   "His violin sizzled..."

Herald Times   [double concerto]

Herald Times

Washington Post

Music Web International

Strings Magazine


"Mark Kaplan was one of the orchestra's major finds, weaving through Bartok's Second Violin Concerto. Kaplan's pliant, free-ranging lines were a unifying force through a diverse score. Whether in tranquil duet with the woodwinds or moving from mysterious quarter-tones to blazing cadenza, this soloist could not be fazed...A winning encore of Bach's Gavotte en Rondeau, immaculately styled, was a refreshing sorbet after such a testing and rewarding main course."
New Zealand Herald

"His soulful playing of passionate gypsy-like melodies, devilishly rapid runs and attenuated treble notes of ethereal purity and grace revealed the concerto's beauty and its musical integrity."
South Coast Today