Jed Distler

In all, a masterful, heartfelt, and simply beautiful performance.
Donald Rosenberg
Gramophone Magazine

The repertoire encompasses a range of styles, which these musicians seize by the throat and heart to give richly detailed, dynamic performances.
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The performances here are fine throughout, with the CD likely to appeal primarily to fans of duo-piano performance in general, to Schumann and Magalhães in particular, and to those already familiar with the 20th-century American works heard here.
David Gutman
Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
The results are unfailingly musical, more than adequately spacious and even weepy in the heartfelt ‘Lied’.
Jeff Simon
The Buffalo News, August 2015

The Suite for two violins, cello and piano left hand is a wild, flamboyant and extravagant piece of rare instrumentation that deserves as much stubborn re-affirmation as willing musicians want to give it.
Blair Sanderson, August 2015

…violinists Daniel Rowland and Priya Mitchell, cellist Julian Arp, and pianist Luis Magalhães play the Suite and the Piano Trio with passion and sensitivity, and give their series an auspicious beginning.
Isabel Fedrizzi
PianoNews, November 2015

Seine Sonaten oszillieren zwischen autoritär-selbstbewüsster Spielart und melankolischem Stillstand bei seiner gewohnt stupenden Technik. Ein Erlebnis.
Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, November 2015

These are massive works, played with plenty of conviction.
Gramophone, Awards Edition 2015
Jed Distler
Beethoven introduces his Eroica Variations with the theme’s bare-boned architectural essence. Konstantin Scherbakov, however, can’t help but embellish the foundation with a breath pause here and an italicisation there, signifying entertainment up ahead.
American Record Guide
Christopher Foss

James Austin Smith shows great versatility and creative programming.
Jed Distler

When Pompa-Baldi operates at his untrammeled peak, the piano world lights up.
Bryce Morrison

Liszt could hardly have received a more sumptuous or ingenious tribute than that offered by Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Blair Sanderson
(...)It is a thoroughly researched and exquisitely produced package, with subtle and highly expressive singing(...)
James Harrington
American Record Guide

Magalhaes and Schumann are an exceptional team. Theirs is an enlightening performance that will remain on my listening stack for years to come.
Jed Distler
Schumann/Magalhães duo’s high standards and captivating artistry.
Jed Distler
(...)confident and sweeping Rachmaninov Preludes
The Strad, Mar 2014
Benjamin Schmid and Ariane Haering are a formidable pairing who live and breathe these scores as one
Bruce Surtees
Benjamin Schmid and pianist Ariane Haering are in superb form on the CD Romantic Duos.