"impossible to resist, captivating with lyricism, tonal warmth, and boundless enthusiasm."
"Incandescent. As explosive as lightning splitting an oak tree."
"Schmidt's got major-league chops."
"a thrill in all respects: stylish, passionate, technically on the mark and utterly convincing."
"Schmidt clearly can make the violin do whatever he wants."
"As soon as Schmidt's bow reached final apogee, 2,000 bodies shot up reflexively."
"Schmidt held the audience rapt."