Ann Schein

1956-2006 Mozart Concertos

The Washington Post, May, 2006

“The program opened with a chamber version of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major, K. 414. This was not some anemic cousin of the full orchestra version. Schein and company rolled up their sleeves and gave a richly nuanced account with a sweeping sense of time. It was a breath-taking performance.”

Mozart Concerto in A Major, K. 414

The Washington Post, September, 2000

“Ann Schein, the soloist with the Washington Chamber Symphony with Stephen Simon, conductor, in the Mozart d minor Concerto, K. 466, produced a brilliant, dramatic and larger-than-life interpretation.”

Mozart Concerto in d minor, K. 466

Joseph McLennan, The Washington Post, January 6, 1975

“The elected officials of the new District of Columbia government heard the D.C. Youth Orchestra demonstrate those qualities the city expects of its leaders – harmony, close organization and a program carefully proportioned to the … resources, in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall Saturday night. Student conductor Michael Morgan very capably took the baton… for Mozart’s Piano Concerto, No. 12 in A Major… Ann Schein was the flawless soloist.”

Mozart Concerto in A major, K. 414
Inaugural concert honoring Mayor Walter E. Washington

The Evening Star, October, 1956

“Richard Bales, in the current Mozart Festival at the National Gallery, has achieved a fine balance between familiar and unfamiliar works… Last night’s program… presented a divertimento, a moderately well known symphony (Linz), and the favorite, if not the finest, of all the piano concertos. Ann Schein was given an ovation for her performance… she was impeccably prepared and played with great spirit and a fine sense of ensemble. Her cadenzas were brilliant… Richard Bales and the orchestra gave excellent support… the East Garden Court was crowded to the maximum.”

Mozart Concerto in d minor, K. 466
Mozart Festival, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales, conductor

The Washington Post, October, 1956

“Ann Schein played with great poise. Her cadenzas were clean and brilliant… she was given an ovation for her performance.”

Mozart Concerto in d minor, K. 466
Mozart Festival, National Gallery of Art, National Gallery Orchestra, Richard Bales, conductor