A Brave New Dawn!
It?s 5am and I?m woken by sounds.. First a sniff, a chortle, a grunt, a sigh, a gurgle, a little shout and finally a small cry. That split second when I?m not sure what day it is has been and gone and now I?m catapulted into reality. My baby needs me to feed him now, […]Continue reading
B-day! When a big concert day approaches, I always feel like I?m being sucked into a time vortex that shoots me towards the inevitable ?big day? and when it?s over, I feel like I?ve been spat out the other side in a spin of emotions, haggard but elated, exhausted but high as a kite, older […]Continue reading
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
Facing the Critics.
It?s always really hard when a critic didn?t think much of your CD? They didn?t seem to understand your music-making, comparing you to ‘the greats’ and you are left feeling really flat. On the CD is music that I?ve poured every ounce of myself into, the hours of hard work, the practice, the editing, the […]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
Three is the magic number!
It’s a very odd feeling when suddenly the ground is moving beneath your feet and you’re in the middle of doing the washing up! Or when you feel sick to your stomach at the prospect of eating when your whole body is crying out to lie down right now, next to the washing machine, curl […]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