"As played by Ensemble Schumann oboist Thomas Gallant, viola player Steve Larson and pianist Sally Pinkas, the work’s charms receive articulate and expressive treatment. Balances between instruments are superbly gauged and the players shape the music’s juxtaposition of tenderness and jubilance with unforced intensity." -Gramophone
A dazzling, colorful trio of soloists, the members of Ensemble Schumann – Thomas Gallant, Oboe, Steve Larson, Viola, and Sally Pinkas, Piano, present works by their name-sake Robert Schumann, as well as by Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Loeffler, Poulenc, Shostakovich and others. Gallant, Larson and Pinkas have each performed at notable venues, including Lincoln Center, the Frick Collection and Carnegie Hall in New York City, Jordan Hall in Boston, Wigmore Hall in London, the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., and the festivals at Tanglewood, Ravinia, Lucerne, Spoleto and Mostly Mozart. Performing together since 2005, Ensemble Schumann has been featured at the prestigious Da Camera Series in Los Angeles, at the Clark Art Museum in Massachusetts and on Live From Fraser on WGBH- Radio in Boston.