Mesa: “…Mesa’s…musical intensity that was commanding in every detail.” – New York Concert Review
Yakushev: “…rapturous lyricism and dramatic flair.” – San Jose Mercury News
Ilya – Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition
Thomas – First Prize in the 2016 Sphinx Competition
Two world-class soloists combine for a powerhouse duo with international flair. Ilya Yakushev is known for his musical pyrotechnics on the piano and Thomas Mesa is heralded as one of the most charismatic and engaging cellists of his generation. Stalwart Classical Duo.