The Strad - August 2018
Paganini His Music His Instruments
“Most of us would think long before attempting the solo Nel Cor Più Non Mi Sento even on a modern set-up, so hats off to Giulio Plotino who negotiates even the most fiendish intricacies on Paganini's del Gesù with rare aplomb”.
The West Australian - 5/8/2013 - Perth Concert Hall
Britten Violin Concerto - Simone Young - Waso
"A string snapping mid-performance is a rarity but when it happens without warning, it can be startling, embarrassing or both. On Friday, it brought Britten’s Violin Concerto to an abrupt and unexpected halt when midway through the work one of the strings of soloist Giulio Plotino’s instrument suddenly gave up the ghost. The unflappable soloist disappeared into the wings for mere moments before returning with string replaced and raring to go to a storm of encouraging applause. Throughout, Plotino did much to reveal the shifting moods of this wondrous but mystifyingly neglected opus, as convincing in moments of virtuosity as in revealing the concerto’s more introverted moments, by the interpretative insights which Plotino brought to bear on the solo part. "
The Morning Call - 17/4/2011
american tour - soloist/conductor - venice baroque orchestra
"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."