The Mendelssohn Concerto competes for the title of most performed concerto in the Israel Philharmonic's repertoire, and was heard here played by the greatest violinists.
The amount of "speaking" that was heard from Zorman's violin was astounding. It seemed like he was reading the piece at that moment, understanding the piece in his way, and then communicated it to us. With that kind of emotional projection, any kind of violinistic comparison is worthless.
As an encore, his performance of Joseph Achron's "Hebrew Melody" went straight to the heart: a wonderful model of good taste and emotion without being overly sentimental.
Ha'aretz, February 1st, 2013