Here are reviews and testimonials from some of the people whose lives Stan has touched with his music — as a performer, colleague, teacher, or coach.

Music Professionals and Reviewers

“Among the many young musicians I have met, the violinist Stan Antonevich stands out brilliantly, as an extraordinary talent, and oustanding person, an exceptional performer, and a virtuoso. He has the unique ability to continuously enlarge and enrich his repertoire. He is unconditionally devoted to his musical career… He has often treated an enthusiastic audience to his impressive interpretations.”
Sophia Vilker, soloist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, former concertmistress, Boston Opera Orchestra, founder and first violinist of the Artemis String Quartet

“Stan is the King of Improvisation. He has an improvisational style while playing, as though he is making up the music as he goes along. Everyone’s goal when playing classical violin and it’s not easy.”

“Stan is really at one with the music and his violin. VERY inspiring. If the entire world could listen to his playing it would be healed.”

“a SPECTACULAR performance… a very full, concentrated tone with the bow combined with a melting vibrato. Crisp, precise technique, yet he includes poetic phrasing. Great violinist! This guy should be famous!”

Janice Tucker Rhoda, , violinist and educator, author ABCs of Strings, published by Carl Fischer Music
“an outstanding concert artist… among the most gifted and accomplished young musicians I have encountered… He brings a high level of technical expertise as well as a musical intelligence and passion to the task… one of the best violinists ever to study at the Longy School”
Victor Rosenbaum, , internationally renowned pianist, former Director of Longy School of Music
“He is an excellent musician… plays with confidence and maturity”
Yuri and Dana Mazurkevich, , concert violinists, Boston University faculty
“He is an outstanding violinist and fine musician.”
Roman Totenberg, , concert violinist, former chair of String Department, Boston University
&ldruo;it is a tribute to … concertmaster Stan Antonevich… that the ensemble, even with about a tenth of the usual symphonic strings, sounded so lush.”
Tom Schnauber,
“I loved the video of Stan’s US premiere of my music [in Boston in January 2013]. The way Stan performed was brilliant. I really appreciate the fact that Stan is so much open for cooperation… Regarding his technique and the way he plays, I think it’s amazing. The most important is that he really feels the music and has the rare ability to connect with the audience and share those emotions which I heard during our concert [in London in June 2012] and in this video. I am more than happy to cooperate and work with Stan again on composing and performing new pieces together.”
Bartosz Jazdzewski, , composer, London
[I have] “great respect for his talent, his passion, a great attitude and a love for life and the mysteriously lovely violin!”
Paul Gay, , trombonist/conductor/composer
“He is a world-class violinist.”
Sylvia Kersenbaum, , internationally reknowned pianist, WKU faculty
“Stan is the real deal! In my thirty years of video production and filming events, I can honestly say, Stan is the best violinist I’ve ever heard! His technical abilities, emotion and passion come thru loud and clear!”
Bob Accettullo, Starlite Video, , President, New England Professional Videographers Association, Canton, MA
“His violin is a key to a transcendent dimension.”
Nicholas Shaplyko and Ekaterina Sorokina, , artists, co-founders, Museum of Modern Renaissance, Somerville
“To watch him play was inspiring and heartwarming. As I listened and observed, he seemed at one with his instrument. Because of this relationship, I experienced a deep impression of the music that I had not experienced in the past. It is like taking a very deep breath. Awesome!”
Iyawata Schneider, , concert producer, cable TV
“His Jazz is reminiscent of Stéphane Grappelli, but even better.”
Ginny Hamblet, , Entertainment Co-Ordinator, New Year's Eve Festival, Chatham MA
“When performed by this true virtuoso, music pulls you in and lifts you up, so the horizon seems further and further away, and you feel as if during the first moments after your parachute opens, when you float in complete silence away from the earthly worries and the landing seems unreal. Applicable definitions include ‘depth and sincerity of delivery’, ‘intricate technique’, ‘vivid sound palette’, ‘artistism’.”
Vladimir Kurilchik, , reporter, Boston Russian Courier


“Stan handles the difficult sections of the most technically challenging pieces with ease. But that is besides the point. The truly amazing thing is how he grabs the listener’s soul and brings it to a place of unimaginable beauty. Hearing him is always a rare treat.”

“I wept while listening to Stan playing; it was an unforgettable evening of my encounter with Mr. Antonevich”

“Antonevich’s playing is infused with passion & captured my heart and soul — what a feast of beautiful music!”

“I’ve been speechless and dumbfounded for days… Your playing was so moving and expressive! Felt like being bathed and saved by music!”

“His playing the violin was so……very touching. Like a breeze coming in to a quiet room from a quiet window where it is the least expected. Like a Genie that appears whom you never wished for her, since you never believed the magic in her existed. So at her appearance you could only be lucky to enjoy her while you could!!!”

“Stan’s talent is tremendous! We have been to his concerts several times, and every time we were absolutely impressed with the performance”.

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