Listening Room 7: Sergei Nakariakov: No Limit

Sergei Nakariakov: No Limit

Teldec Classics, December 7, 2006


Sergei’s unlimited technique has allowed him to explore even the most challenging violin repertoire. His effortless execution of Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo: Capriccioso in A Minor inspired me tremendously when it came out. It was exactly what I was hoping to do with my own music: achieve a classical based set of technical skills that allowed me to perform any musical idea I could imagine.


Sergei's playing can be described as virtuostic, and his use of circular breathing is anything but a gimmick; it allows him to play long phrases written for non-wind instruments that would otherwise be impossible. So cool!