"If scientists were mapping the gene for concert violinist, they’d likely want a sample of Leonid Sushansky’s DNA."
– Washington Jewish Week
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– Strad Magazine
"Dazzled the crowd."
– The Brooklyn Times
"He is a compelling performer, who connects with his audience... whose virtuosity allows him complete mastery over the repertoire for the violin."
– Elizabeth Schulze, Music Director, Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
"Sushansky played the Rondo Cappriccioso of Saint-Saens and Romance of Antonin Dvorak flawlessly. He exhibited a Ricci like technique and a brilliant but touching singing tone like Zeno Francescatti".
– John Paul Keeler, Hudson Valley Papers
"Brilliant, Exciting and 110% unusual."
– Catherine Filene Shouse, Founder of Wolf Trap
"Wieniawsky's Concerto No. 2 in D minor, is a perfect example of the romantic virtuoso concerto, displaying not only the incredible technical capabilities of the instrument but also a wide expanse of emotions. These demands were not only met but exceeded by violinist Leonid Sushansky. He approached the work with passion, but always kept a sweet tone. He seemed to throw off the technical challenges as insignificant, yet always kept up the intensity. And his approach to phrasing was elegant, especially with final notes, which then took on a new life to begin another phrase."
– The Washington Post
"Astonishing... extraordinarily gifted."
– The New York Times
"The soloist for Maryland Symphony's performance of Khachaturian's Violin Concerto was Leonid Sushansky, who possesses a direct lineage to this work. His mother and first teacher, violinist Rimma Sushanskaya, was a pupil of David Oistrakh, who premiered the work in 1940...Sushansky was at his best...the extensive cadenza showed off Sushansky's mastery of double stops and his dramatic flair."
– The Herald-Mail
"Artist whose technical prowess is matched by his sensitivity and musicianship."
– Daniel Heifetz
"Sushansky...handled the instrument smoothly, bringing out many of the delicate shadings that can easily be lost in the performances of Bach's subtle compositions. This quality was especially apparent in the second movement, filled with its complex polyphony and patterns. Throughout, the violinist played with exquisite precision and feeling for the subtle tones characteristic of both Bach and all Baroque music."
– The Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore
"...brought the house down when he appeared here with the Grossman Orchestra (Bruch Concerto)...kept the audience enthralled to the last note."
– Metroviews, New York City
"He performed Nardini's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, sailing through the fast movements without an ounce of trouble. In the slower middle section, he brought out a more songful line that had a freshness and simplicity about it. His reading was clean, supple, elegant, and above all, impressive."
– The Greenwich Gazette
Mr. Sushansky possesses a very solid technique and commands a full rich tone from his instrument."
– Il Progresso
"His rich playing of works by Bloch, Prokofiev and Bizet / Waxman showed that he is comfortable in the role of a musical storyteller. He played with passionate and remarkably focused intensity...gorgeous tone.."
– The Washington Post
"Simply impeccable in the execution of works by Wieniawsky, Paganini and Kreisler."
– America Oggi
"...tremendously gifted violinist...an impeccable technique and persuasive communication of this wonderful piece."
– The Birmingham Post UK
"A bravura performance...The full, rich tone of the violin gave ample proof of a soloist at one with his instrument, demonstrating rigorous technique as well as a passionate love for the music."
– Stratford-upon-Avon Herald
After Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the Berlin Philharmonie, conductor Adi Bar Soria, Berlin Germany
In performance with Metropolitan Opera soprano Aundi Marie Moore and pianist Carlos César Rodríguez
Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" concert with the National Chamber Ensemble
With composer Lowell Liebermann, after performance of Liebermann’s Violin Sonata at Merkin Hall NYC.