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"The most notable aspect of the Trio Jean Paul was the energy and the sheer amount of sound they were able to project. None of the players are faded roses; all played with a striking fullness of tone and richness in the bigger passages, filling the hall with glorious sound." - Haydn, Beethoven, and Brahms at Calgary Pro Musica Society, CALGARY HERALD, September 19, 2016

“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, THE BOSTON GLOBE, April 24, 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, Rhim and Dvorak at the Celebrity Series, BOSTON CLASSICAL REVIEW, April 23, 2015

“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.“   - Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert, EDMONTON JOURNAL, February 1, 2014

"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."   - Haydn, Brahms, Mendelssohn, The Montreal Gazette, May 4, 2010

"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."   - Wigmore Hall, The Times, April 9, 2008

"These Germans represent the new gold standard in piano-trio performance."   - The Montreal Gazette, October 23, 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."   - Shriver Hall, The Baltimore Sun, October 16, 2007

"...The Jean Paul players unashamedly held nothing back. These are acutely musical and sophisticated players, and they deserve an audience."   - Frick Collection, Bernard Holland for The New York Times, October 11, 2005