We are privileged to have found the following review of our Wigmore Hall recital in the December 2016 issue of The Strad Magazine, huge thank you to Tim Homfray for these kind words:
‘…The Foyle-Štšura Duo [is] a fine partnership, and clearly a dedicated one, playing everything from memory. In Lutoslawski’s Partita there was punchy playing, with some fierce, vibrant G-string work. There were vivid contrasts in ad libitum second movement, sometimes vehement, as others gently sur la touche, followed by a dynamic final Presto. In Mozart’s E minor Sonata K304 their playing was elegant and articulate, with just the right balance between drama and gentility. The clear, intelligent account of Debussy’s Sonata was refreshingly unindulgent but full of sparkling detail, with tonal beauty and incisive rhythmic clarity, balancing wit and poetry.
After the interval they performed Prokofiev’s Five Melodies Op. 35bis with character and a singer’s sense of line […]. As with the Debussy, the duo took a no-nonsense approach to Franck’s Sonata: the first movement flowed gracefully forward towards its climaxes, the second movement was vibrant and colourful. The Finale had many voices, including a light effervescence not always heard in this grand work. As an encore they gave a dynamic performance of Brahms’s ‘FAE’ Scherzo, with just a touch of schmaltz.’