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"The ensemble's tone was warm and generous, and the players shifted seamlessly between eloquent solo statements and polished blending......"

New York Times, New York, NY
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"The first half was devoted to recent works by American composers, in this case Ned Rorem, Aaron Jay Kernis and Stephen Hartke; the second offered a passionate, lushly textured and impeccably balanced account of the Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 (Op. 26). The ensemble deploys itself flexibly: the first half of the concert included a violin and piano duo, a string trio and the full quartet. Chief among its strengths was a fully developed sense of interpretive unity in each of its configurations."

New York Times, New York, NY
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"Listening to members of the chamber ensemble Opus One play a Haydn trio on Friday brought a touch of nostalgia to the concert at the Convention Center."

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA
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"Chamber music became topical Monday night when the Opus One piano quartet gave the world Words" at Carnegie Music Hall."

Pittsburgh Tribune, Pittsburgh, PA
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"On Monday at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society presented Opus One in a concert that combined the technical mastery of a solo recital with the exuberance of a jam session."

Post Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA
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"One of the best concerts of the year was given Tuesday night, featuring a wonderful American ensemble that demonstrated the immense rewards to be found right alongside the well-beaten paths of standard repertoire."

Tribune Review, Pittsburgh, PA
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"Opus One is only three years old, but it seems to have misnamed itself. A composer's Opus 1 is usually a fledgling's effort. Kavafian, violist Steven Tenenbom, cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anne-Marie McDermott put themselves up in much higher digits with their showing Sunday...... In this repertoire, Opus One seems No. 1."

The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, MA


"OPUS ONE PLAYS WITH JOY, FINESSE - Opus One may be a new chamber ensemble, but it performs with the intuitive connection and finesse of a group that has played together for years. The quartet - also happen to be close friends who revel in music-making. That was made plain Tuesday afternoon at Temple Beth-El, when they opened the Tuesday Musical Club Artist Series with a performance that was not only expressive and technically superb, it was also conveyed with a wonderful sense of camaraderie and fun...... Opus One went for the drama at every turn. Here, the impact of seeing a live performance by musicians who have a palpable connection was most gratifying."

San Antonio Express-News, San Antonio, TX


"Opus One is just 8 months old..... But my, how this baby can play. Opus One sang and soared, trilled and thrilled. Its sense of musical coordination was confident, its grasp of artistic subtleties, strong......there was a keen sense of teamwork and mutual support."

The Union-Tribune, San Diego, CA


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