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Wigmore Hall, 18 June 1998
“In a sell-out performance at the Wigmore Hall the exceptionally perceptive playing of this 21 year old confounded expectations. In Schumann’s Fantasiestucke the theatricality of her gestures reflected the lightness of touch of these delicate chamber pieces. Her mature reading of Shostakovich’s Sonata in D minor was compelling, here sparse tone occasionally blossoming with vibrato yet retaining every ounce of dramatic tension.”
The Strad, September 1998

“Schumann’s Fantasiestucke, packed with emotional contrast, suited Clein’s intense but finely controlled playing. Her serious demeanor as a performer found eloquent voice in Bloch’s Three Scenes from Jewish Life Clein resists showiness but plays with a passion and maturity beyond her years - a major burgeoning talent.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer, 24 May 1998