As Apollo's Fire Music Director Jeannette Sorrell gives the downbeat to the ensemble, no one on stage plays. Instead a figure suddenly stands up from his seat on a front pew and begins playing the violin. It is the kind of simple but brilliant subverting of stale traditions that snaps one’s focus into the moment, a moment where something magical is about to happen. Read More...
— Mark Sebastian Jordan,
Seen and Heard International
Riding the virtual tide of “Songs of Comfort,” Bay Area musicians from the Del Sol String Quartet and the concert violinist Francisco Fullana spread hope through “socially distanced” performances over the weekend. Read More...
— Natalie Francis,
The Stanford Daily
Hearing Francisco Fullana seamlessly play the difficult wonders Paganini wove throughout his first violin concerto, especially in the first movement cadenza where the orchestra sat out as the soloist glided with deceptive ease through a fast-paced murderer’s row of double stops, glissandos, and harmonics, was frighteningly awesome. Read More...
— Garaud MacTaggart,
As its title suggests, Francisco Fullana’s debut recording ‘Through the Lens of Time’ sees the talented Spanish violinist bring together four diverse works which, in different ways, engage with the music of the past. Read More...
— Pwyll ap Sion,
Francisco Fullana is, to my knowledge, the first violinist to record Max Richter’s ingenious Four Seasons Recomposed since the initial outing with Daniel Hope on Deutsche Grammphon... In doing so Fullana not only offers an alternative reading, which is something we should want to have of all worthy compositions, but he also presents this inspired 21st century Vivaldi-knock-off in a new setting by interpolating the four concertos with three 20th century violin (solo and solo + piano) bonbons. Read More...
— Jens F. Laurson,
The upstairs dining room at the Silverado Vineyards in Napa Valley, with its vaulted ceiling and massive fireplace, is suitable for banquets, but last Friday it offered a feast for the ears — an adventurous program that paired four baroque works with three contemporary ones, courtesy of Music in the Vineyards, Read More...
— Steve Osborn,
San Francisco Classical Voice
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Fullana won the 2015 Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition in Japan, and has performed all over the world under top conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Alondra de la Parra and the late Sir Colin Davis. Later lthis year, his debut disc will be relaesed on Orchid Classics.
— Elinor Cooper,
BBC Music Magazine
Pro Musicis continued its mission statement “Awaken the human spirit” in fine form last night with the recital of its 2015 award winner, Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana. The program was beautifully conceived, stunningly well-played, and thoughtful connections were drawn between the pieces on each half. Read More...
— Frank Daykin,
New York Concert Review