... An evening for connoisseurs in the stately baroque ambience of the Benedictine monastery of Seitenstetten. The performance of the duo :nota bene: was characterised by amazing precision and musicality. The harmony and accuracy of their ensemble was evident above all in the Sonata op. 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven and the Sonata op. 100 by Johannes Brahms, Eva Steinschaden's clear, rounded tone was striking here, as well as her full sound and precise bowing technique at the musical climaxes.
The musical and well thought-out interpretation of the pianist Alexander Vavtar demonstrated on the one hand a perfect command of his métier and on the other his mastery of musical form.
Thus their rendering of Cesar Bresgen's Fantasie for violin and piano was sensitive and effective, and their excellent ensemble was particularly impressive in Anton Webern's "Four Pieces".
This was a most enjoyable recital, with two refined musicians.
(Niederösterreichische Nachrichten/Austria, November 2002)