The Morning Call - 17/4/2011
"The highlight of the evening, however, was the group's playing of Vivaldi's most popular work, The Four Seasons. One might say the work is so popular it's played to death, but Venice Baroque truly played it to life. Giulio Plotino stepped from the ensemble to provide the absolutely sparkling solo line. Afterwards the audience delighted in two encores before the players left the stage. It was the freshest, most delightfully musical performance of the work I believe I've ever heard."
(Philip A. Metzger)
(Philip A. Metzger)
Kleine Zeitung - 20/7/2011
styriarte festspiele - graz
"The Venice Baroque Orchestra thrilled the audience with a fresh and dashing Vivaldi and Marcon with his virtuosi, in combination with an incredibly sensitive rendering by the Genoese violinist Giulio Plotino, gave a dazzling performance of the Four Seasons, with chirping birds, barking dogs, mosquito bites, thunderstorms, wine harvest
and ice-skating accidents, all in a way that hasn't been heard in Graz for the last 50 years."
41st Varaždin Baroque Evenings
The “Ivan Lukačić” Prize for the best performance of an ensemble
Winner: Venice Baroque Consort - 30/9/2011
"Then followed four rather rarely performed concertos for the violin, strings and basso continuo: in C major, RV 191, in E-flat major, op.8, No. 5, RV 253, “La tempesta di mare“, in E-flat major, RV 257, and in D major, RV 212, “Per la Solennità della S. Lingua di S. Antonio di Padua". The soloist on the violin was Giulio Plotino. We had the opportunity to listen to the violinist who has both his hands, the right and left one, trained to perform the highest reaches of the technical bravuras, a musician who trips with the bow while with faultless precision realized all the passages, skips, double stops and other technical demands in dizzy tempos and with inviolable reliability of all pitches in all the violinist positions. Plotino evokes a “sea tempest“ in a dramatic atmosphere, his Allegros and Prestos are on the border of possible speed, and the Largos are expressions of irresistible subtlety and passion. Antonio Vivaldi's Evening with interpretations of the Venice Baroque Consort and the soloist Giulio Plotino, for whom this was the first appearance in Croatia, with their exceptional excellence and high level of realized artistic impression presented to us indubitably an evening of unquestionable peaks of this year's Varaždin Baroque Evenings."