Duo Milstein

Violin Piano Duo

In 2017 Maria and Nathalia Milstein published their first CD "La Sonate de Vinteuil" on the MIRARE label, with works based on Marcel Proust's literary work "In Search of Lost Time". The CD immediately received high accolades from media throughout Europe, for the inevitable musical connection of family members, and the innovative programming. The duo performs in halls such as the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR in Brussels, the Philharmonie in Essen and the Teatro Ristori in V
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We are delighted to hear that Maria and Nathalia Milstein have been nominated for the Edison Klassiek 2018 in the categories Kamermuziek and Publieksprijs. Their album “La Sonate de Vinteuil” w More...
“The performances of Maria and Nathalia Milstein are exemplary. Their synergy is palpable, rendering both atmospheric and structural properties of the music with conviction and sensitivity.” ***** More...

“Milstein is a big personality with her own very recognisable sound. This already makes her a rare breed in the violin universe. Her tone is full of nostalgia, depth and a certain fragility – reminiscent of the young Menuhin… There are no technical limitations. The sisters feel totally free to play as fast and as soft as they want. The result is breathtaking.”
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de Volkskrant, November 2017

“The programme of this CD alone deserves the highest acclaim. The theme is very intriguing, though it is rather the atmosphere of the “belle époque” that the Milsteins try to capture here rather than the solution to the Vinteuil riddle… violinist Maria, with her expressive tone and acute sense of line and direction, and her sister Nathalia, who supports flawlessly and with initiative from beginning to end. It is a pleasure to finally hear the Saint-Saëns Sonata given the serious attention that it deserves. It is absolutely not soggy madeleine-music, but powerful and pure nostalgia, as Swann and Proust experienced it a century ago.”
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Trouw, November 2017

“Maria and Nathalia Milstein confidently master all the technical challenges and are always searching for the lost melody in the spirit of these works, resulting in  playing of rich and reflective tones. In the slow movements especially, Maria Milstein lets her violin breathe wonderfully so that, as Proust writes in his novel, one almost ‘has the illusion of hearing a singer.'”
Bayerische Rundfunk, November 2017

“The salon-like intimacy of the balance between the violin and the piano is totally appropriate, and the transparent detailing of the textures seems effortless, too. It’s hugely enjoyable, however much you know about Proust.”
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The Guardian, October 2017