“With a velvet tone, Nadia David gave a decisive interpretation of Dvorak's cello Concerto, a piece of music that comes straight from the heart. Her playing was never predominantly virtuoso, never extensively romantic, but rather classically tailored; it was ever convincing and at times breathtaking. All things considered, this was one of the best concerts of the season.”
Kees Cijsouw, Zeeland Press (Netherlands, 2005)
“Nadia David proves to be in possession of a splendid imagination, the kind which reveals the true artist’s musical talent in turning a phrase. This indeed is a sign of a true musician. In the Brahms e minor sonata and Janacek's “Pohadka”, this sublimely professional artist and musician proved herself to be a true poet, who had the audience spellbound.”
Lex van Delden, Het Parool
“Few cellists have ever received the Prix d'Exellence. Rumanian cellist Nadia David was the last one to receive this prestigious prize. She is a born musician in command of virtuosity, second to none.”
Het Parool (1980)
Ms. David, cellist, Klavier Trio Amsterdam
“It’s easy to tell that the trio has been playing together for 14 years … what is startling about this trio is that its playing also has tension and friction.”
The Washington Post (January 2006)
“There have been other recorded versions of the Mendelssohn trios, but one would be hard put to find a better one than the Klavier Trio Amsterdam have given us ... Wonderfully, exciting, virtuoso performances, direct unsentimentalized and full of Sturm und Drang …These sprinting, winged, interpretations evoke the spirit of Rubinstein, Heifetz and Piatigorski."
Harris Goldsmith, International Record Review (2000)
“A master piece that brings you joy”. This is how Schumann described Mendelssohn’s piano trio op. 49. And this is how this piece is played by three musicians, unified in spirit and instrumental approach…Exemplary indeed are the Midsummer Night’s Dream-like scherzi, which are played in a way that transcends above the material."
Cor Molenbeek, Luister
"The brilliant recording of the Klavier Trio Amsterdam is played with drive and energy indeed, comparable to the Million Dollar Trio. The vitality of the Klavier Trio Amsterdam lies in the sparkling, organic and flexible unity among the players…
What makes their recording of the Mendelssohn Trios so special is the waterfall-like warm spontaneity where lyrical themes flow into each other at roaring tempi; at the same time the musicians give each other room to sing their solos romantically and lucidly."
Wenneke Savenije, NRC Handelsblad,
"There is certainly no shortage of recordings of these trios. But as good as this one? Would this be the best Dutch piano trio? It certainly seems to be, judging from this CD.
Many recordings of this music show a firm dose of passion and sentiment.
The Klavier Trio Amsterdam also shows these qualities. At the same time these interpretations have an intimacy and naturalness that is rare."
Aad van der Ven, Wegener Digital Archief
"The Klavier Trio Amsterdam played one of the most superb chamber music concerts of the season. The performance of all pieces was marvelous. Vioinist Joan Berkhemer, cellist Nadia David and pianist Klara Wurtz played each piece with passionate intensity and perfect ensemble, neglecting not even the most obscure detail."