by Jeffrey Johnson
Correspondent
Friday, September 24, 2010

 

TREETOPS CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OPENS 5TH SEASON WITH STRONG PROGRAM

There is a performance practice that seeks the fastest possible speed in this final fugue. Baltacigil and Hochman avoided that foolishness and played the movement with wit and groove in dance tempo.

by David Patrick Stearns
Inquirer Classical Music Critic
Wed, Jul. 28, 2010

 

TCHAIKOVSKY NIGHT
AT THE MANN CENTER
WITH PHILADELPHIA
ORCHESTRA

Baltacigil’s tone is slim, focused, and French, with treble and bass registers elegantly integrated, thankfully devoid of Rostropovich envy (and the unnaturally fat lower register that goes with it). He courts attention rather than grasping for it, naturally drawing the ear into his subtle, rich range of expression.

by Tim Page
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, April 27, 2006

 

BALTACIGIL SOARS
ON WINGS OF FAURÉ

‘Papillon’ Is High Point of Cello Recital The best playing in Efe Baltacigil’s cello recital Tuesday
evening at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater came in his dazzling rendition of Gabriel Faure’s “Papillon”
(Op. 77).