"Everything that makes a collector happy. Artistically and technically speaking, this is a very nice production. The vinyl version sounds great. Especially the Stradivarius 'Dancla' on which Roth plays is convincing."Music Emotion, 20-7-2020
Since he won the Echo Klassik Award for his EMI debut album in 2006 Linus Roth has made a name for himself both as one of the most interesting violinists of his generation and as a champion of wrongly forgotten works and composers. His live performances and his recording of Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s complete works for Violin and Piano for Challenge Classics have brought him both critical and public acclaim. Roth’s commitment to Weinberg is further documented in his recording of Weinberg’s Violin Concerto with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the recording of Weinberg´s Concertino with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn ( both were named „Editor´s Choice“ by the Gramophone Magazin) and the recording of the 3 Violin Solo Sonatas, making him the first violinist to have recorded Weinberg´s complete Violin repertoire . In 2015 Linus Roth founded the International Weinberg Society, an organisation whose mission is to bring more attention to the Œuvre of the Polish-Jewish composer, to help organise concerts, lectures, exhibitions, as well as support publications about his life and recordings of his compositions.
After joining Prof Nicolas Chumachenco’s pre-college division at the Music Academy Freiburg, Linus Roth continued his studies with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck and with Prof. Ana Chumachenco at the Academies of Zurich and Munich. Salvatore Accardo, Miriam Fried and Josef Rissin all strongly influenced his development as a player as did Anne-Sophie Mutter, whose Foundation awarded him a scholarship for the duration of his studies. In 2012 he was appointed Professor for Violin at the “Leopold-Mozart-Centre” of the University of Augsburg, Germany.
Linus Roth has performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestras of the SWR and Berlin, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Orquesta de Cordoba, Orquesta de Navarra, Orchestra della Teatro San Carlo Napoli, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Berner Sinfonieorchester, Orchestra of the State Opera Stuttgart, Vienna Chamber Philharmonic, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Wuerttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and has shared the stage with the conductors Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Andrey Boreyko, Dennis Russell Davies, James Gaffigan, Hartmut Haenchen Manfred Honeck, Mihkel Kütson, Antoni Wit, among others.
A passionate chamber musician, he can be heard with Nicolas Altstaedt, Gautier Capucon, Kim Kashkashian, Albrecht Mayer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Andreas Ottensammerm Itamar Golan and Danjulo Ishizaka and regularly gives recitals with the Argentinian pianist José Gallardo throughout Europe.
Linus Roth plays the A. Stradivari “Dancla” 1703, kindly loaned to him by the “L-Bank, Staatsbank of Baden-Württemberg, Germany”.
Everything that makes a collector happy. Artistically and technically speaking, this is a very nice production. The vinyl version sounds great. Especially the Stradivarius 'Dancla' on which Roth plays is convincing.
Music Emotion, 20-7-2020
It may be stark and unsparing, and darkly humorous, but Roth believes in every note and finds utmost support from the LSO and Thomas Sanderling.
Classical Ear, 26-6-2017
Backed by the fine direction of Thomas Sanderling at the head of the London Symphony Orchestra, the young violinist thus offers us an SACD that contains many beauties.
(...) a disc of strongly individual performances supported by excellent recording and documentation. (...)
Music Web International, 24-3-2017
Roth does the work full justice, ably partnered by a conductor who knew Shostakovich personally. Tremendous!
His tone is strong and dark, with plenty of sinew.
European News Agency - 19/12/2016
European News Agency, 19-12-2016
''Shostakovich's second, rarer concerto is a bold coupling, intensely played.''
Sunday Times, 12-12-2016
01/12/2016 - Péché de Classique
Péché de Classique, 01-12-2016
Challenge Classics Highlights
Best Rating: 5 ***** Stars
""The sound world that Roth calls, will never release you. It is great teamwork, also with the orchestra."
De Gelderlander, 23-11-2016
Res Musica - 19/11/2016
Res Musica, 19-11-2016
Linus Roth is unaffected by his path, the path of a responsible musician who is concerned with soundness and depth, not an effect. ..
Schimmer PR / 01-11-2016
Classica (F), 01-11-2016
Diskotabel review on Radio 4 by the critical panel in De Vergelijking:
"This recording has a classical approach and a clear sound. The violinist plays very well!"
Radio 4 Diskotabel, 31-10-2016
"The result is a very affectionate and inspired orchestral support, turning this concerto into an emotional and memorable event, not to be missed by anyone!"
HR Audio, 17-10-2016
"And to have Sanderling conduct it was memorable as he could provide musical insights only somebody who knew the composer personally can provide."
EOS Classical News Australia, 17-10-2016
"But Roth is also a first-rate exponent, and his performances of Harry Glickman’s arrangements of Shostakovich’s Three Fantastic Dances – sounding a good deal more leisurely than the piano originals – are also well worth hearing."
Linus Roth recently attracted attention with a dazzling CD (on Challenge Classics) with compositions for solo violin of Shostakovich's pupil Weinberg, alternated with short work of the teacher.