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Beethoven, Dvorak and Rhim at Celebrity Series

Trio Jean Paul does its Romantic namesake justice

by Jeffrey Gantz The Boston Globe

April 24, 2015

“Heiligers’s rich, Schumannesque piano offsetting Löhr’s dry, vibrant cello and Schneider’s puckering violin… The performance conveyed the image of a shattered mirror, fragments trapped in time, ultimately devoured by silence… The three musicians cut through the Brahmsian grandeur and melancholy, giving the work a more Slavic flavor than usual; the end of the Poco adagio, where mourning subsides into consolation, was particularly beautiful.”

Beethoven, Dvorak and Rhim at Celebrity Series

Trio Jean Paul brings precision and varied hues to Celebrity Series program

by Aaron Keebaugh Boston Classical Review

April 23, 2015

“One ensemble that has emerged on the chamber music scene for its clear conception of trio literature and depth of expression is Trio Jean Paul…The ensemble—consisting of pianist Eckart Heiligers, violinist Ulf Schneider, and cellist Martin Löhr—plays with a clean sound, technical precision, and fine communication. But the most impressive aspect of Wednesday’s performances was the trio’s expert control of timbre. The players are musical chameleons, able to change colors quickly when called upon to do so.”

Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert

Trio Jean Paul performs Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert

Edomonton Journal

February 1, 2014

“This is Trio Jean Paul’s forte — marvelously seamless handing over of musical line from instrument to instrument… we enjoyed a wistful, mellow side to the trio’s playing.”

Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn

Trio Jean Paul performs Haydn, Brahms and Mendelssohn

The Montreal Gazette

May 4, 2010

“Nowhere was their chiselled and sculptured interplay more persuasive than in the poetic Andante or the breathless but reasoned Scherzo. The Mendelssohn concluded an afternoon of refined music making, rewarding as much for its tonal and expressive engagement as for its narrative coherency.”

Trio Jean Paul at Wigmore Hall

Trio Jean Paul at Wigmore Hall

The Times

April 9, 2008

“Chamber-music devotees still in mourning after the final bow of the great Beaux Arts Trio could do a lot worse than transfer allegiance to the Trio Jean Paul…Here’s an ensemble that really knows how to highlight the rhetorical flourishes and the conversational cut-and-thrust that are the essence of chamber music.”

The Montreal Gazette

October 23, 2007

“These Germans represent the new gold standard in piano-trio performance.”

Shriver Hall

Trio Jean Paul at Shriver Hall

The Baltimore Sun

October 16, 2007

“Trio Jean Paul gave an electrifying performance Sunday night for Shriver Hall Concert Series, a performance so rich in character, so full of ideas that I hated for it to end.”

by Bernard Holland The New York Times

October 11, 2005

“…The Jean Paul players unashamedly held nothing back. These are acutely musical and sophisticated players, and they deserve an audience.”