Perpetually fabulous concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky.....” - Zoe Madonna

The Boston Globe

Amid a Record Cold Wave, Nosky Brings the Heat of VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS” - Perry Tannenbaum

Broadway World

Watching concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky perform was akin to watching an expert circus artist climb, contort, fly through the air, and stick her landing. The sheer virtuosity, dexterity, and communication required for the violinist to lead Mozart’s Violin Concerto in G Major was evident in the score, but looking at Nosky, one would have thought she spent no effort steering the orchestra and conjuring colorful cadenzas, doing it all with a smile. Mozart composed the concerto when he was still a teenager, and it is saturated with youthful exuberance. Whether the moment called for nimble and flashy or long and lyrical, Nosky played with passion and immediacy, and the orchestra followed her example. She engaged the audience, trilling in the violin’s highest register and quirking her eyebrows, and shrugging when the piece ended with a simple oboe farewell instead of a violin flourish. Her new cherry red ringmaster’s coat was just icing on the cake. Handel and Haydn artistic director Harry Christophers conducted the other pieces on the program, all of which were by Mozart’s good friend Haydn. Nosky, Christophers, and Haydn are well matched in their ebullience and flair for musical jests — anything that shakes the listener’s ear out of autopilot. An arterial oboe line anchored the ambling Andante second movement of the evening’s opening, Symphony No. 26, “Lamentatione.” In the third movement, sudden accented chords made some people jump in their seats. Haydn’s still got some surprises left in him. The second half began with the Overture in D Major from a larger, lost work, and it’s a shame that work is lost if it had even half the excitement of its surviving fragment. Only a few minutes long, it took the orchestra on a madcap ride through hairpin turns in the strings and frisky accents in the brass.” - Zoe Madonna

Boston Globe

Violinist Aisslinn Nosky has this effect on people: she makes them better.” - James Chute

San Diego Union-Tribune

Scarlet-haired violinist Aisslinn Nosky is one to watch (in both senses): a young punk of Toronto's neo-baroque scene, a star in her own right, and guest director for Tafelmusik's forthcoming program Baroque Misbehaving, her deportment is reed-like in its easy grace and tensile strength. Tafelmusik seem to be playing as much for themselves and for each other as for the audience, and having a helluva good time – and we are all the better for it. Read more:” - Dee Jefferson

Sydney Morning Herald

The undisputed star of the evening was the amazing violinist Aisslinn Nosky....” - T. Woodcock

Huffington Post

The orchestral selection that fared best was “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Sesaons,” with the H&H strings turning in a vividly pictorial and palpably committed reading led by concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky, whose exploratory account of the solo line had enough charisma and flair to earn the group a spontaneous midconcert ovation of an intensity that seemed to surprise even Nosky herself.” - Jeremy Eichler

Boston Globe

No celebration of Handel and Haydn in its current incarnation would be complete without a star turn for the orchestra’s leader, Aisslinn Nosky.  Since coming on board three years ago, the charismatic violinist has become an audience favorite not just for her imaginative interpretations and scorching technique, but for sartorial distinction and a physicality onstage that Mick Jagger might admire. Standing in the center of the band, but with room to prowl and swoop to the music, Nosky led and soloed in a performance of Vivaldi’s “Summer” that turned the work’s ostensible three movements into a single tone poem that vividly evoked the season’s enervating heat, annoying insects, and sudden showers, while building steadily to a hair-raising final tempest that brought the audience to its feet at the end.” - David Wright

Boston Classical Review

Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky roused the audience to near frenzy with her solos.” - Cathy Fuller

WGBH Boston review H&H Bicentennial

Exuberant program puts the spotlight on Haydn” - Jeffrey Gantz

Boston Globe

Aisslinn Nosky energizes SummerFest Dynamic violinist heats up Haydn and SummerFest Chamber Orchestra   Nosky offered Haydn at his most virile, most persuasive, but also his most playful. Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of her ebullient performance was how she was able to impose her personality on the SummerFest Chamber Orchestra, which included an expert first violin section of Kristin Lee (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Daniel Ching (first violinist of the Miro Quartet) and Cho-Liang Lin (a renowned soloist and SummerFest music director). Those are individuals not known for having retiring musical personalities. But they and the rest of the distinguished ensemble were more than happy to join in Nosky’s lovefest.” - James Chute

San Diego Union-Tribune