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“Both of these musicians played with a great deal of excitement and spirit, and their sense of ensemble was well-nigh perfect. It was absolutely gorgeous playing. They played so very well together, their dynamics and phrasing were so good… the musical world needs performers such as these two.” — Opus Colorado [September 2011]
“…the kind of musician that seems to have disappeared long ago, Aniello Desiderio sweeps away the audience with enthusiasm—as the great virtuosi, Paganini, Regondi or Giuliani of the 19th century did—racing through breath-taking changes of register, acrobatic arpeggios and scales of extraordinary brilliance and elegance like a Ferrari.” – Stuttgarter Zeitung
Three (3) competitors will play 20 minutes of free repertoire in the FGF Competition Finals.
3 Youth competitors will play 15 minutes of free repertoire that must include at least 2 contrasting works.
8 players will play 10 minutes of free repertoire in the competition semifinals.