marks 25 years
of the duo partnership of
cellist David Watkin and pianist Howard Moody
Their London debut in 1988 (see Gallery) was described by The Times as ‘absolutely electrifying.’
"Electric Partners. David Watkin made the arresting opening phrase of Debussy's Cello Sonata ring out heroically in that reverberant acoustic. The sense of fleeting glimpses was well captured, as was the range of tone, by both cellist and his pianist, Howard Moody. This is an exciting partnership. The dialogue of the Rondo in Beethoven's Sonata in G minor, op 5 no 2 was a particular delight. But the performance of Brahms's F major Sonata was absolutely electrifying, its waves of passion transmuted into virile, resonant melodic lines. I hope to hear this duo again."
Barry Millington, The Times 1988
They have since broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3 and performances have included the complete works for piano and cello by Beethoven at Wigmore Hall.
Their recordings of Beethoven Cello Sonatas (Chandos) and Francis Pott's 1996 Sonata (Guild) have recieved great acclaim.