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PUBLISHED:  August,23 2022, Paul Nolan

"…Z.E.N. Trio drew us into their new-vogue intimacy for a firecracker final-movement finish to this trio…. I instantly craved a re-hearing of it or access to the recording. "

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‘Intimate disasters’ make for compelling music from this young group

PUBLISHED:  August, 21 2022, Peter Mc Callum

"…violinist Esther Yoo, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan and pianist Zhang Zuo proved themselves intelligent yet intrepid explorers of the piano trio repertory."

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Trio shows off a dynamic precision 

PUBLISHED:  August,18 2022, Dante Costa

“This was met with moments of interjecting silence that cushioned each section and gently nudged the audience as if to wake them from a trance and back to reality – it was truly remarkable.”

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Z.E.N. Trio (Musica Viva Australia) 

PUBLISHED:  August,12 2022, Jo St Leon

"As individual artists, each of the three was magnificent. As a trio they were transcendent."

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The Telegraph 

PUBLISHED:  By Ivan Hewett, Classical Music Critic15 March 2021 

“The best classical CDs and DVDs of 2021 so far, from Simon Rattle to Clare Hammond.”

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Present Arts 

PUBLISHED:  Mar 10, 2021

“…It is appropriate, in a way, that a disc which has music full of hidden or clouded meanings should have a title and be by artists with a name that is mildly baffling.”

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South Florida Classical Review (Miami) 

PUBLISHED:  October 31, 2019 Lawrence Budmen

“…the players exhibited the musical intelligence and finely blended timbres of the best chamber groups.”

“For sheer edge-of-the-seat velocity and inner turmoil, the Z.E.N. Trio’s performance would be hard to surpass.”

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