reviews

Gramophone Choice

„…well-chosen and interpreted compilation! Bukač offers a warm, emotionally committed performance of the Bartók concerto, flexible, dusky-brown in tone and sensitively accompanied by the Czech Radio Orchestra under Vladimír Válek. For me the highlight of this excellent risqué is the Martinů’s Rhapsody- Concerto. Bukac’s rivals include the excellent Josef Suk (Supraphon, 11/95) but this new recording is just persuasive and very well engineered.” Rob Cowan Gramophone March 2007

 

STRAD

“Bukac´s performance is thoroughly idiomatic, he is well supported by the orchestra, and beautifully recorded in a realistic balance”

 

Le Monde de la musique

“… a magnificent violist Vladimir Bukac is signed under a beautiful recording of Martinů‘s Rhapsody-Concerto. As also does the Trauermusik represents a simple and expressive interpretation. In the last piece – the Bartók Viola Concerto, the soloist shows an extraordinary sensitivity and concentration of sound…“ Patrick Szersnovicz

 

Maestro Josef Suk – a legendary Czech violin virtuoso

“…I have personally known Mr Vladimir Bukač for many years. He is not only a great musician and an excellent violist, but he also has a very nice personality. It is always a pleasure for me to being in his company….” Josef Suk, Prague 2010

 

Harmonie (a Czech Musical Magazine)

„I regard the artistic level of performance of Vladimir Bukač with a great admiration. His technical abilities are excellent, his sound is very effective – and what intrigued me most is his sense of deep emotional, intellectual interpretation of the music.

 

His performance Max Reger’s structurally complicated Solo suites, was flawless.

After having heard him perform several times, I am convinced, that Mr Bukač is a great hope for the future of viola artistry of our country….Dr. Luboš Stehlik

Konzerthaus Berlin, Mai 2012 – Staatskapelle Sankt Petersburg

 

Berliner Zeitung, 2012

„…Nevertheless eventually grew the small Rhapsody Concerto, written in 1952 by Bohuslav Martinu in American exile, the climax of the evening – and not least because of the wonderful old Italian instrument on which Bukac played the solo part…“ (Klaus Geitel)

 

Festivals / Concert

„… Bukač‘ interpretation is based on a very reliable technique both left and right hand. As an evidence of his musical intelligence can be considered the use of vibrato, which really serves him to express his musical thoughts and emotions, and is not limited just to show a “beautiful tone”.

His phrasing is fully in line with the intention of the composer; the music style is very natural and therefore very convincing…Dr. Jan Dehner

Repertoire / France – CD The viola in the 20th century “…wonderful playing, great sound, colour, virtuosity and cohesive strength. Fabulous interpretation of Martinů’s Sonata! There is no better version. It would almost be better to forget other recording by Moog / ADNI released for Naxos….”