monica germino
violin - electric violin - adapted violin - voice
  • Whether she was playing the violin, electric violin, adapted violin, whispering, talking, or singing, Germino conveyed her passion with tour de force virtuosity and burning vulnerability."

    — STRINGS MAGAZINE
  • Throughout her set, she employed a series of pedals and processors that made her acoustic squeal like a Fender (Goebbels’ Bagatellen) and her electric roar like heavy machinery (Michael Gordon’s Industry). But, it was when her voice kicked in on top that her astonishing range was revealed…"

    — FEAST OF MUSIC
  • …a gloriously free and wild fiddle tantrum in which virtuosity and mischief-making went hand in hand.” (Julia Wolfe’s ‘With a blue dress on’)"

    — THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • …a violinist who leaves no elements to chance… Monica Germino gave a veritable masterclass on the use of violin and electronics, packed with sophistication and showmanship."

    — THE STRAD
  • …American-born, Netherlands-based, she is a young, striking presence whose recital was an integrated mixed-media event… Her virtuosity was exhilarating…"

    — THE SUNDAY TIMES (UK)
  • …as if Jimmy Page or another legendary guitar God appeared…"

    — DE VOLKSKRANT
  • In a program for violin and electronics, Amsterdam-based Monica Germino showed the power of savvy programming, with Frank van der Weij using technology about as perfectly as it gets."

    — SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL, Reviewers’ Choices for Best Musical Events of 2013
  • As a magical central point, violinist Monica Germino leads the spectator through the choreography… Germino’s presence is inescapable. Her electric violin sounds are truly bewitching."

    — TROUW