“Moeckel had his own accompanist with him and that showed in his Mozart performance, which was one of the best chamber music performances of the competition….Monumentality isn’t Moeckel’s style in Bach. The lively long lines were created with a light touch and the fugue’s imitations were in fact inspired dialogue and not overly serious.”
Helsingin Sanomat (December 2005)
2005 Sibelius International Violin Competition
“Refined musical sensitivity and impressive technical resolve shone forth in the recital of German-American violinist Steven Moeckel. Pianist Paula Fan was no less artistic and equally as exquisite as the duo forged agile and beautiful interpretations in the Suite Popular of Manuel de Falla. They also offered a passionate and vigorous interpretation of Edward Elgar’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 82.”
Costa Rica News (2008)
The dynamic musical partnership of Steven Moeckel and pianist Paula Fan, known as Duo Amabile, has been delighting audiences since the two met in Tucson, Arizona (2003). With international performances in Helsinki (2005 Sibelius International Violin Competition) to their most recent Latin American recital tour in Costa Rica (2008), the duo has received rave reviews for their passionate and virtuosic performances. The have released their first CD, “Herein Lies the Soul,” with plans for another already being made.
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