Jonian Ilias Kadesha & CHAARTS Chamber Artists - Suite italienne - Gramophone

Just when you think it can’t be more colourful or charismatic, Kadesha brings more joy, more physicality that is somehow simultaneously slapdash and highly finessed. He’s a violinist who you just know will be good fun at a party.

The centrepiece of the album is a new concerto, Tyche, by Giovanni Sollima ... The gem of the concerto is its fourth movement, ‘Rite’. Kadesha’s breath, both literal and of his wispy bow figurations, streaks the pre-liminal stage with anticipation (the CHAARTS Chamber Artists here are wondrous, too, spellbound but seductive).

01 May 2024