Mundo Classico Argentina
"The hero of the evening was Israeli violinist Asi Matathias. Ease and captivating musical emotion were the details of a highly notable performance of a concerto of enormous beauty. That cadenza in the first movement, the unmistakable tenderness of the "Andante" and a dazzling technique to master the demanding "Allegro vivacissimo" were the means by which Matathias showcased the magnificent sound of his violin. Orchestra and soloist connected to achieve that distinct Slavic flavor which culminates in a coda of monumental architecture. A remarkable guest soloist"
"...The audience was at the edge of their seats. Wondrous playing..."
Kolozsvari Transilvania, Romania
"...Through the interpretation of Asi Matathias, a brilliant virtuoso violinist, it was good to rediscover the virtuososic and lyrical beauties of a rarely-heard work. Everything is naturally light and smooth in his performance. His lyrical passages were imbued with warm-toned poetry and characterized by wide-ranging singing and an emotional scale rich in colors. Judging by the long applause accompanied by the ovation, the dramatic and lyrical beauties of the concerto, interperted by Asi Matathias, touched the soul of the audience."
“Matathias created magic with an immense richness of sound and colors.”
Beijing Music Weekly
"From the opening notes the audience was enraptured by his playing. Matathias's rich sound announced the exceptional talent of an artist mature beyond his years. The musical genius of Asi Matathias offered the audience a memorable demonstration of technical virtuosity and thrilling harmony."
The Strad Magazine
"Matathias's playing was something to behold. But all was swept away by the Finale, delivered with panache to spare"
"...A rising star who will certainly achieve great things in the international concert scene..."