"Echoing through the hall of the Kennedy Center was impassioned sound of a violin, whose strings resonated with the energy of a very impressive Russian musician. Berlinsky held the audience in the palm of his hand."
"Dmitri Berlinsky's eloquence and tastefulness imbued his reading of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with warmth and distinction."
"This is a superb recital, guaranteed to raise goose flesh on anything but a corpse – and I'm not sure about the corpse. This significant recording, powerful in its emotional impact, is recomended with special urgency."
"...By contrast, the orchestra presented itself with a pristine tightness in Mozart' 'Violin Concert No. 5.' Not only was Kogan right at home with this concerted composition, he had an obvious symbiotic relationship with the guest soloist du jour, Dmitri Berlinsky. Economical in the histrionic department, Berlinsky's playing was the antithesis of his calm demeanor. Sonically, this was electrifying playing to more than satisfy any discriminating aural palate. Berlinsky's tone and scholarly phrase work captured the essence of Mozart's score. In every respect, there was finesse all over the place."
"Berlinsky shone. He exuded the confidence and poise of a young Valentino. There was no shortage of brilliance and fun in his performance of Paganini's 'La Campanella,' and his verve was a source of delight."
"It's not the fact of of his natural violinistic talent, or his impeccable schooling, nor his astonishing technique, but above all and most important, the expressive depth and authority of a complete musician."
"Berlinsky... gets around his instrument with all the skill of the most celebrated violinistic hot dogs - at 16, he was the youngest first-prize winner of Genoa's Paganini Competition - but with a seriousness of purpose..."
"The full range of the violin was utilized by Berlinsky in Prokofiev's Sonata in D major as he deftly maneuvered through each daring passage with confident mastery. He shined on this remarkable piece, which takes everything out of the violin - including, in this case, a string that was sawed in two near the end of the last movement. Berlinsky continued playing with such calm that, had the string not been hanging from the violin, it is likely the audience would never have noticed it was broken."
"He allowed himself to be carried away by the richness of the Franck Sonata. His tone was rounded and velvety, and he phrased in a way that brought out the music's fire."
"Berlinsky displayed complete technical mastery. He played the Beethoven Concerto with elegance of style and phrasing - and in the Paganini Concerto, he gave an exceptional display of controlled violin playing.";
"Lalo Symphonie Espagnol, Helsingborgs Symfoniorkester. Two decades ago a young man stood with a violin in his hands on the stage of Helsingborg Concert House. His name was Gidon Kremer and everybody immediately realize that the performance was by a future World star. At last Thursday's concert it felt as if History repeated itself. This time it was the Russian violinist Dmitri Berlinsky who, exactly as Kremer, not only has a complete command over his instrument, but also has such a presence that the individuality in the sound lifts the performance far above the average standard."
"The Mendelssohn brought about the welcome appearance of the Russian (and now American-based) Dmitri Berlinsky,... A superbly equipped player, with a rock-steady bow arm and ultra-confident technique, he sailed through the 13-year-old Mendelssohn's precocious essay in concerto writing with serene self-confidence"
"Dmitri Berlinsky possesses an impeccable bowing technique which achieves a captivating sweetness throughout the breadth of the entire register..."
"Dmitri Berlinsky, whose strength recalls Maxim Vengerov, breezes through this recital with an ease that is sure to make others envious. He has technique and imagination to spare, there is no doubt about that; but when the respect of the composer's spirit takes precedence over everything, then the performer is 'pure bred' ... this recital reveals an authentic musician."
"The distinct artistry of Russian violinist Dmitri Berlinsky was surely the highlight of the evening in a deeply expressive performance of Samuel Barber's Violin Concerto, Op. 14.
...Berlinsky, in his refreshingly unaffected and polished stage presence, and extraordinary musical understanding,delivered a performance that was concurrently lyrical, rhythmically complex and harmonically rich."
Dmitri Berlinsky closed the concert with a poetic, sweet-toned account of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.
...Mr. Berlinsky brought something of his own to the music, namely a flexibility of phrasing that let him find fresh twists in the work's familiar passions.
"Berlinsky displayed all his technical brilliance, especially in the demanding third movement. But his playing in the first two lyrical and emotion-charged movements was beautifully shaped and shaded, spinning out the long lines with deep understanding and emotion." (Barber Violin Concerto)
"...superbly played with beautifully contoured phrases. The artist captured the dark mood of the work and imbued it with a rich, warm tone throughout. Equally impressive, although in a different way, was the scherzo, in which he demonstrated manual dexterity that was almost athletic.
...Berlinsky is an extremely impressive young artist with fantastic technique..."
"A sensational performance by Russian violinist Dmitri Berlinsky in Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor added sparkle to an excellent evening of music. Violinist Berlinsky displayed such an easy mastery of his fiddle that I found myself wondering if the Glazunov is really that hard of a piece. Of course it is. Berlinsky just played it with exceptional intonation - even in the complex multiple stops of the cadenza and the finale - and an unfailingly musical technique. His tone was deep and warm in the lyrical first and second movements while light and glittering in the rondo-variations of the finale."
"The second half of the program featured the young Russian violinist, Dmitri Berlinsky, in Beethoven's Violin Concerto. As soloist with the Chamber Orchestra he demonstrated some remarkable qualities, including a particularly thoughtful relationship to the music.
... As particularly evidenced in the cadenza of the first movement and the entire second movement, Berlinsky is a poet of the violin. His playing possessed a quiet authority and inner lyricism that were quite individual. He also tossed of rapid decorative runs with a delightful ease and finesse, as if they were simply an afterthought."
"The second movement of the Beethoven gave Berlinsky the opportunity to display his soaring sound and his magical sense of phrasing. The finale showed hints of fiery brilliance...
Berlinsky was at his finest in the Prokofiev. A rhapsodic and sometimes eccentric piece, it seemed as if it were composed for the young violinist. Berlinsky was completely in charge of the lean, angular melodies and was even able to effectively convey Prokofiev's sarcastic humor."
"His technical gifts are obvious, but the moment was made special by Berlinsky's tranquil presence and low key style. This virtuoso is all substance and no flash."