Press Acclaim

“She is…a violinist of immense presence….This was a knowing audience, so it might have detected her exquisite timing and precision. Or perhaps all it sensed was a violinist of considerable soul.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“...a big, bright sound, focused pitch, and a sure sense of style...[she] plays with such conviction and assurance, that when you hear her, especially her Bach, it is difficult to challenge her interpretation.”

New York Concert Review

“The concerto [Shostakovich First Violin Concerto ] is supposed to do quite a lot, and in Koljonen’s hands it did it all.”

Broad Street Review (Philadelphia)

"Koljonen played with every fiber of her being, giving an intense, powerful performance of this highly emotional showcase for violin.” [Elgar Violin Concerto]

Reading Eagle

“...the sound she can create is beautiful, penetrating and has many nuances...sparkling, sensual and personal.”

Helsingin Sanomat (Helsinki, Finland)

“It was Koljonen who shone, her note-perfect finesse and interpretive flair making this an exemplary performance.”

Strad Magazine

“...not just assured technique but unflinching purpose and confidence.”

The Detroit News

“... plenty of opportunity for the soloist to show off her brilliant finger-work and pungent tone.”

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“...[she] gave Beethoven's Violin Concerto a performance of high distinction, probing it impeccably in true classic style...”

Miami Herald

“...Her phrasing was thoughtful, and her interpretation lit up with sparks of her own personality...genuine, unexaggerated warmth of expression.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer