Critical Praise“Goulding is a skilled violinist well on her way to an important career.” –Washington Post
“Violinist Caroline Goulding returned to Symphony Hall as soloist in the Vivaldi, and offered an individual and thrilling interpretation of the beloved Baroque masterpiece. A lithe and emotive performer, Goulding made each movement of the four concertos dance. She entered fully into their virtuoso nature, tearing into the scales with an almost vengeful vigor, and relishing their introspective slow movements, ornamenting with taste and subtlety.
Both soloist and SSO string-players put a Baroque vibrato-less sound to good use, and all seemed to enjoy employing sul ponticello effects in the Winter concerto. Harpsichordist Gregory Hayes’ skill as an elegant continuo player was exquisitely displayed in his lovely Adagiomolto from the Autumn Concerto, and principal cellist Aristides Rivas completed the continuo ensemble with great sensitivity.