In the FAZ, Ilya Gringolts is portrayed as a musician with enormous stylistic range and unwavering integrity.

Lotte Thaler portrayed the violinist in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as a constant inquirer who was never satisfied with what apparently fell to him as a "child prodigy" and developed into an exceptional musician through self-critical reflection. "For Gringolts, playing the violin means first and foremost: thinking and developing one's own imagination. Today, at thirty-nine, he is a universalist, a violinist who can do everything," her article says.