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28/08/2017 Ö1 Online

Interview (in German) see here.

See also: National radio feature about Benjamin Herzl Ö1 (Media)

2015 Neuß-Grevenbroicher Zeitung

”The young star-violinist Benjamin Herzl presented his virtuoso perfection and spoiled our hearts during the encore with the theme melody of ”Schindler’s list”, which was written by John Williams.

01/01/15 DrehPunktKultur/
Salzburger Kulturzeitung

”… The only one to really impress in the ”Große Festspielhaus” ( Great Festival Hall of Salzburg) was soloist Benjamin Herzl. A novelty was the Carmen-fantázia op. 3/3 from Jenö Hubay, during which the young Benjamin Herzl was able to present all the facets of his skills in the shortest amount of time. A so-called ”violinist of the devil” in the succession of his teacher Benjamin Schmid who with virtuosity managed to sonorously exhaust the G-string as well as feeling himself into the highest harmonics…“

28/12/14 Salzburger Kronenzeitung

Debut in the ”Große Festspielhaus”
”His grand performance”
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2012 Passauer Neue Presse

”The violinist from Salzburg Benjamin Herzl knows how to captivate the audience from the first note on with his remarkable substantial sound that satisfies in all ranges – from the flute-like flageolet to the G-string’s earthy sound, from the frantic arpeggio to the lugubrious cantilena.

The superiorly differentiated bowing technique and deliberately dosed vibrato give his play clear contours and his skills in positioning the fretting hand seem nearly artistic, thereby creating the impression of a playful lightness even during the most virtuoso passages of Mozart’s sonata for violin in F major, Brahm’s sonata for violin in D minor and Hubay’s ”Carmen”-fantasia. And still Herzl does not celebrate a series of acrobatic acts of vanity. He especially demonstrates his feel for the technical and emotional insides of music and the interweaving and interaction of smallest details and comprehensive arcs of suspense during the Brahms - sonata. The audience gets swept along until the last chords.

2007 Mannheimer Morgen

The kick-off constituted Mozart’s concerto for violin in D major K. 211 with Benjamin Herzl, an only 13-year-old, trained at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. On his ”Carlo Antonio Testore”-violin he mastered the hardest passages of the concerto like a professional, leaving the audience in astonishment. Especially impressive were the artist’s depth and his high musicality. Jubilation and joy, rich sounds and a lot of expression could be enjoyed during the outer movements. During the slow movement it felt like silent sorrow was playing with quiet hope.

 

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