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."
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…"
…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’)"
…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."
…American-born, Netherlands-based, she is a young, striking presence whose recital was an integrated mixed-media event… Her virtuosity was exhilarating…"
…as if Jimmy Page or another legendary guitar God appeared…"
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."
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."