Adam Mital Cellist
New review of the CD "Central Europe" from THE STRAD Magazine
A rewarding musical tour of central EuropeThis programme of central European music fulfils a long-cherished plan by Swiss cellist Mital, who is, he writes, particularly attracted to the music of the region – perhaps through his studies with Miklós Perényi in Budapest, and the Romanian origins of his wife and duo partner, Olimpia Tolan. Mital, who has recently stacked up a number of prizes in top competitions, opens with a graceful, dignified Arpeggione Sonata, beautifully expressive within its stylistic confines, and with a pleasing sound in the frequently visited high registers of the A string. The opening of the finale feels enveloped in warmth, with the gutty, burnished sound of Mital’s cello closely recorded throughout.
Dvořák’s Silent Woods offers a more Romantic intensity, which Mital’s playing fully embraces; though in the same composer’s Rondo, the breathy whistle as he luxuriates in the lyrical middle section is unfortunate. He and Tolan play throughout with a relaxed intimacy,
and really get under the skin of Janáček’s Pohádka , with some particularly poetic piano playing from Tolan.
Martinů’s Variations on a Slovak Theme receive a fiery performance full of excitement and rhythmic impetus. There’s a wonderful feeling for authentic folk rubato in Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances , in Mital’s own arrangement based on the violin and piano version by Székely. JANET BANKS
The STRAD, December 2012
Solo Performances accompanied by the Festival Strings at the KKL Hall Lucerne, Switzerland
All the requirements were brilliantly fulfilled, also by the young violoncellist
Adam Mital from Lucerne. This young artist’s part in Sallinen’s
Concerto for Violoncello and Strings, accompanied by Cuban and Tango
rhythms, was a perfect, versatile and vivacious performance.
Cellist from Lucerne pulls out all the stops
Born at Lucerne in 1979, the cellist Adam Mital loves the effect of youthful-impetuous virtuosity. This characterised his Recital on Thursday in the Debut-Series of the Lucerne Festival and has become perfectly clear in the composition, which has been written for Mital by the Swissfrench composer Richard Dubugnon. This gave the artist the opportunity to pull out all the stops of technical acrobatics. Also from the tonal point of view the piece was highly demanding to the soloist from the almost inaudible Pizzicato to the thundering attack. Virtuosity also dominated Bartok’s 1st Rhapsody and the cello adaptation of the Romanian Dances which were given as encore.
Concerts with the Folkwang chamber Orchestra - Concerts by C.Ph.E. Bach and Tartini
…This time, the young cellist Adam Mital was inspiring with his passionate play. Born in Lucerne in 1979, he conveyed a pure and especially sophisticated sound. Mital could repeatedly set emphasis on the impressing solo-cadenzas, despite of their shortness.”
"Leipzig as springboard on Worldmusic-podium: The internationale Bach-Competition 2004 and his prize-winner concert:...Adam Mital shows a into finest branchings studied interpretation. There is no tone without tautness, the vibrato well measured."
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad
Haydn-Concerts on the 13./14. of September 2003 in Aesch and Basel