In August and early September of 2017, Sandro Roy showed us how accurate the prophecy from 2015 really was. It was at his open-air concert with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and as a guest of the NDR Big Band and Django Deluxe in Hamburg. A 23-year-old whom the Weser Kurier, a reviewer in Bremen, deemed a star violinist as a matter of course, and worthy of comparison with the legendary Stéphane Grappelli. The 4,000 concertgoers defied the cold and rainy weather and rose up in enthusiastic standing ovations.
“Emotional Rollercoaster – At Summer in Lesmona, star violinist Sandro Roy supported the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen”
Sarasate’s “Gipsy Airs” were clean as lightning, played by the virtuoso Roy, who commanded each and every one of the piece’s countless bowing and fingering pitfalls brilliantly, even at breathtaking tempos.”
“This just-turned 23-year-old violin virtuoso from a Sinti family (ancestry that even the great Django Reinhardt shares) obviously taillor-made the cool and hip “J.L. Swing” for himself when he composed it. So of course he gloriously showcased his violinist capabilities – and one can certainly allow oneself the comparison with the legendary jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli.” (Weser Kurier, Aug 14, 2017)