“Kobi Malkin followed with a commanding performance of Béla Bartók’s Violin Concerto No. 2 ... he handled these frequent smooth but sudden shifts with great assurance, finding a subtly or markedly different tone color for each of the concerto’s competing personalities. He was equally convincing in hyper-romantic G-string singing passages, silver-toned high passages with almost no vibrato, blistering runs and double stops, and everything in-between..”


​The Boston Musical Intelligencer