Recently described by The Sunday Telegraph as having both “warm musicality” and “virtuosity”, and by Gramophone magazine as “passionately committed advocates”, the Steinberg Duo has performed in Canada, Spain, Germany and throughout the UK. 2013 marked the rele ase of their first commercial recording for the Nimbus Alliance label, their first live broadcast on BBC Radio 3, their first concerto appearance with the Orchestra of the Swan, as well as recitals at Blackheath Halls, Fairfield Halls, 1901 Arts Club and various music clubs around the U K. The 2013 CD release of Sawyers & Elgar Violin Sonatas has enthralled the critics: Bruce Reader described their playing as having “the listener teetering on the edge of melancholy and joy”, while John France, for MusicWeb International, described the disc as “a startling discovery… an exemplary performance”. The Swiss magazine, Music und Theater wrote, “The interpretations of the Steinberg Duo are simply phenomenal. So lucid, passionate and unsentimental, they make the work s sparkle”. Andrew Schartmann, writing for Music & Vision, stated, “Rarely does a recording exude so much energy while remaining sensitive to even the subtlest of details.
From the first measure, we know that something special is unfolding be fore us — a quality that lasts through to the very end. In short, no amount of writing can do justice to the last three tracks on this disc.”