After I had the chance to listen to Duo Orpheo (Antoine Saad, violin, and his wife, Susanne Kowal, piano) several times, I can wholeheartedly recommend these two artists.
(Vladimir Ashkenazy, 1999, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin)
During my term as artistic director, Mr. Antoine Saad has emerged successfully several times in the soloists´ chamber concerts of the then Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin.
His playing is characterized by technical brilliance, outstanding musical expressivity and impeccable intonation. His solo playing is convincing and captivating.
(Prof. Dr. Peter Ruzicka, Artistic Director of the Philharmonie Hamburg)
Under my auspices, Susanne Kowal has performed with great success in the Otto Braun Hall in the chamber music series of the then Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin.
In Faurés Piano Quartet op.15 and the Piano Trio op.18 by Saint-Saens, she was an equal and sensitive chamber music partner with outstanding soloistic access.
(Prof. Dr. Ruzicka, Artistic Director of the Philharmonie Hamburg)
During my 30 years of organization and promotion activities in Berlin and the surrounding area, I had the opportunity to meet and work with Duo Orpheo several times, always with plenty of joy for everyone involved.
I can sincerely recommend to book Duo Orpheo for events with classic programs as well as those crossing the border to virtuoso and/or salon music. Whether in large public concert halls or at small events, the artists play their music with the same enthusiasm and dedication.
Aside from the virtuosity naturally displayed in their musical performance, the interesting programs are no less convincing.
(Jutta Jochimsen, CEO Concertino Konzert Agentur GmbH, 1999/2006)
Duo Orpheo performs regularly in our house in Berlin with great success. Mr. Saad and Mrs. Kowal are very skillful at contriving and presenting highly sophisticated programs, and they captivate and entertain their audience with convincing interpretations every time.
Mr. Saad´s virtuoso violin playing harmonizes in an impressive way with Mrs. Kowal´s excellent piano playing.
The two congenial musicians place highest emphasis upon technical perfection, deep expressivity and brilliance.
We are looking forward to once again experiencing Duo Orpheo in our Forum Tertianum, and we can only highly recommend this extraordinary artist couple!
(Sigrid Andersson, Cultural Administration Tertianum Residenz Berlin, 2001)
You won't find something more decent in and around Berlin …
(Horst Göbel, Pianist & Producer, 2002)
With their accompanying anecdotes, the two artists gave us listeners an indispensable guide with which, from piece to piece, the way through the fascinating landscape of their music was paved for us listeners.
(Siegfried Gleissner, Residenz an der Rosenmauer, Uelzen, 2004)
This is to confirm that, on the occasion of our anniversary, Duo Orpheo gave a musical performance to our full satisfaction. We can recommend the artists anytime, anyplace.
(Moet-Hennessy Deutschland GmbH, Regional Department Berlin, Bernd Wilde, at the centennial celebration in the KaDeWe, Kaufhaus des Westens, Berlin)
For many years, these two artists are highly renowned in our house and very popular with our public. The artistic vita of both musicians speaks for quality.
(Regina Stephan, Managing Director Schloss Britz 1999)
Their concerts are an enrichment of the artistic presentations of our house.
(Heinz Buschkowsky, Chairman of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Britz 2002, Mayor of the District of Berlin-Neukölln)
Many people have enjoyed unforgettable and beautiful hours with you, and you are always more than welcome guests.
(Horst Rorandt, Mayor of Nebel at Amrum, 1999)
I can only highly recommend Duo Orpheo for their versatile musical performance as well as their friendly and harmonic charisma.
(Schloss Ziethen, E. Freifrau v. Thüngen, née v. Bülow 2003)