“Meanwhile Gypsy Airs required a sophisticated technique and extreme speed by the young violinist which she managed with ease”
FT. LAUDERDALE CONNEX
Fort Lauderdale FL, USA
Written by Lawrence Budmen
“Syed plays with the kind of probing musicality, imagination and freshness that makes thrice familiar music sound newly conceived. Syed took a few minutes to warm up and adjust to the Amaturo acoustic but, once her performance took wing, Syed’s crystalline tone soared and intelligent rendering of Beethoven’s difficult string writing was striking. Syed did not fudge some of Beethoven’s violin juggernauts like some players invariably do. Her strong musical impulses produced some daring interpretive choices. In her hands, the second movement Larghetto sounded almost operatic, the long breathed musical line deeply songful and serene. Syed brought real gusto to the concluding Rondo, the principle theme given gutsy, almost gypsy like thrust. A deeply gifted artist, Syed offered a stimulating reading of a Beethoven masterwork and mainstay of the concerto repertoire.