If there is one aspect of a career in music that is certainly true, it is that despite the requirement to seek a certain amount of limelight, the vast majority work goes on quietly in private, behind closed doors and well and truly out of the spotlight. Hours of practice obviously, but also almost an […]Continue reading
A Decade of Duos!
How is it 10 years already! It all began with a Christmas present that Louisa gave me, a Henle edition of the Cesar Franck Sonata, back in 2006. I had played the work a few times already (but only with a cellist) and I was very keen to play it with Louisa. So, after a few […]Continue reading
Grieg Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45
Grieg was working on a major new work for piano and violin in the summer and autumn of 1886, at his house in Bergen, Norway. Unlike his two earlier sonatas, which were written in a matter of weeks (some 20 years earlier), the C minor Sonata required several months of effort to complete, and it […]Continue reading
Review from the 1901 Arts Club
We were delighted to receive the following review from Frances Wilson on her blog: [quote]?This powerful and emotional work was given a passionate and involving account by Steinberg Duo who allowed the music to speak for itself.[/quote] Click here to read the full reviewContinue reading
Reviews for our Franck, Dvorak & Grieg CD
[quote] Louisa Stonehill and Nicholas Burns, the Steinberg Duo, themselves hit the target in their superbly characterised and open-hearted account of the Sonata, which is well complemented with a bright, confident performance of Grieg’s rather underrated Third Violin Sonata, Franck’s gentle Andantino Quietoso, and Dvorak’s Four Romantic Pieces, in which there is more substance than […]Continue reading
This weekend we will be performing at the 1901 Arts Club on London’s Southbank on Saturday night, and in our own studio in Greenwich on Sunday evening. As we know many of you would love to join us for our concerts we will be live-streaming both events on our youtube channel! We really hope you […]Continue reading
New CD release for the New Year!
We are delighted to announce that our latest CD for Nimbus is out now! Recorded last January at the Banff Centre in Canada, it features?three major works for Violin & Piano, written within a few months of each other in 1886/7, along with a rarely performed miniature by Franck: Franck?Andantino quietoso & […]Continue reading
Reviews for our latest Sawyers CD
[quote]Scarcely less impressive is the strikingly cogent and compact?Concertante?for violin, piano and strings from 2006. Certainly it enjoys dashingly eloquent advocacy from the Steinberg Duo[/quote] Andrew Achenbach, Gramophone Magazine [quote]his music is emotionally direct and always involving the intelligent listener. This is the kind of music for which many people have been secretly hoping for […]Continue reading
Second CD release for Nimbus Alliance out now!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that our 2nd CD release featuring?Philip Sawyers’s Concertante for Violin, Piano & Strings?is out now on the Nimbus Alliance label. Recorded in May 2013 with the Orchestra of the Swan and Kenneth Woods, we appear alongside Sawyers’s 2nd Symphony and magnificent cello concerto, played beautifully by Maja Bogdanovich.Continue reading