"Popular wisdom holds that virtuosity is a hard proposition, the product
of painstaking study and ruthless practice. With age comes more mastery but a
At the Timoianu concert you could see that maturity does not need much age, either
Timoianu has played in Delhi in the early nineties and the quality she has acquired
in the space of this time is a fluid nonchalance.
This time Yvonne, along with Alexander Preda, (jointly named the Duo de Salzburg),
gave an evening of Brahms and Schubert, a solid technically impeccable performance
of devilish complexity and grace....The Duo had a smooth flow subtly combining
virtuosity with feeling that gave the sound of Yvonne's cello a sonorous grandeur.....Brahms
Sonata....this piece seemed ready to collapse under the pressure of revelation.
Alexander Preda's play was a tour de force of subtlety."
(Raghava R. Menon, The Hindustan Times, New Delhi 1997)