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"Lee's playing is full-toned, consistent and energetic, besides technically spot-on, and she brings out to excellent effect the Korngold Concerto's first movement's yearning character, and the mysterious by ways of the second." 

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BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

September 2018

Concerto Choice

"Her interpretation [of the Nielsen] is consistently fascinating, reflective yet tense, and technically secure without ever becoming self-consciously showy…It’s a superb performance…On this showing she is a remarkable artist, and this is, without question, an exceptional debut disc." 

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GRAMOPHONE

Awards issue 2018

"Jiyoon Lee plays with an impish lightness of touch and executes the cadenza with superb technical assurance. In the Poco Adagio, her playing is gentle and introspective. In the Rondo she is skittish and witty, before entering the severe world of the cadenza, which she plays with focused power." 

THE STRAD

"Make no mistake, Jiyoon Lee is a major talent (and Kristiina Poska shouldn’t be left out of this equation), a sensitive and searching artist, with bags of confidence." 

"Ravishing orchestral playing makes this version a treat: the slow movement's opening is pretty special, a refulgent cushion for Lee to soar above. Vibraphone and harp are splendidly audible: it's all pretty special. The fruity horn blast near the end of the finale is spectacular, as are Lee’s pyrotechnics. Production values are impressive too: this disc sounds good at any volume."

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