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Violinist Kobayashi is excellent — top-notch in my experience. She presented a varied program, which began with J. S. Bach’s Sonata No. 4 in c minor, BWV 1017, of which the opening Largo quotes a theme from the Saint Matthew Passion….The recital continued with three melodies from Sergei Prokofiev’s (1891-1953) Five Melodies for Violin and Piano, op. 35bis….I was especially struck by the wild violin solo of the third melody, Allegretto leggero e scherzando. The remainder of the program consisted of a piece by Eugène Ysaye, the D-minor Sonata for Solo Violin No. 3, Op. 27, No. 3, subtitled Ballade, and Pablo de Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella, op. 43. The lightening-quick pizzicato and sheer velocity of the tarantella were most impressive. The Boston Musical Intelligencer

A fine young violinist with an impeccable techinique…Sidney Harth, Concertmaster Emeritus of Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies

Precise and honest playing, with no artificial effects…IBLA Grand Prize Competition

A first class violinist and warm personality…Victor Aitay, Concertmaster Emeritus of Chicago Symphony Orchestra

It was a wonderful recital. You are a consummate artist. I truly admire your artistry – you have a magnificent tone and wonderful ideas about the music….And of course your technique is superlative….music editor, The Advocate

Her playing was fluent and flawless. Her tone was rich, even in the more rapid passages, and she used dynamic contrasts to advantage. Almost needless to add, Ms.Kobayashi was very well received by our audience…concert presenter, Brooklyn Public Library Classical Interludes Series

She played with elegance and grace, and carried the interest of the audience with warmth of expression and ease of execution that made our Mozart Festival appealing and accessible…concert presenter, Mozart Gala Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

She has a clear, attractive sound and a warm personality, which is amply reflected in her performance.…Curtis Macomber, Professor of Violin, Manhattan School of Music