The Strad

“Lupin revealed a lovely cantabile tone in the slow movement variations, and brought real vigour to the finale.”

“especially convincing was the charming simplicity with which the subject made its extraordinary appearance …”

“a greatly increased dynamic range and variety of tonal colour”

“the rich tone lavished on it”

“Lupin responded fully to the virtuoso demands”

“he played with most polish and violinistic panache”

“he displayed an unexpected degree of wit and sophistication”

“encores … further endeared Mr. Lupin to his audience”

The Times

“Heifetz pupils are not a common breed, and Mark Lupin showed a high technical competence, in fact a complete security, that was not unexpected.”

“Mr. Lupin’s tone, a decisive freshness”

The Daily Telegraph

“The violinist, Mark Lupin, who gave a most impressive recital at Wigmore Hall, has a bowing arm of exemplary freedom, a full pure tone, and a musicianship which is never lulled into inactivity by his technical virtuosity.”

“Lupin is clearly a master of style”

“a melting tonal quality, soaring through the long high passages and bringing deep serenity to the unhurried themes”.

“physical verve and remarkable technical control”

Jewish Chronicle

“played with verve and sensitivity”

“a tingling finale in the lively final movement”

“Lupin’s control and sweetness of tone afforded an evocative performance”

“brilliantly executed”

Review of Queen Elisabeth Hall concert:

“The intonation and phrasing were quite matchless”

Edmonton Journal

“a splendid performance”

“he made the twisting turns, the off-beat figurations, the Scottish folk melodies, the rapid scales and double stops seem like elementary exercises, signaling a mature and highly gifted fiddler”.

“the haunting melody that opened had tantalizing sugar sweetness in rise and fall shaping over an orchestral underlay of cushioned, expressive elegance. Immaculately clean detail …, Lupin providing searching intensity and sensitivity, measuring perfectly the swelling sonorities and singing melodic lines. …. He evoked biting crisp enunciation to the wildly erratic scales, chords, arpeggios and trills, the tone never overly prescribed.”