…Pianist Vanhauwaert’s nimble fingers and light touch, with the added grit and energy from Tsan’s cello were the perfect foil for Stanislav’s piquant violin… Pantoum Trio achieved beautiful balances in the Schubert, highlighting its gentleness. In the Mendelssohn, Vanhauwaert’s sparkling keyboard clarity and startling glissandos only enhanced the determined playing by Stanislav and Tsan. The after-intermission Ravel, given the French composer’s Asian or Chinese garden inspired harmonies, kept the afternoon chamber performance keenly sharp.

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