Praise for the PEN trio

Newly commissioned works offer exciting creative opportunities for collaboration. The extent that our personal and musical voices have been incorporated into the process amazes me. So often when working on a piece from the standard repertoire, I have interpretive questions that I would love to ask the composer, and I am often reluctant to deviate from the established interpretations and musical conventions. With newly commissioned works we have direct access to the composer, and I have been amazed at how many of our musical ideas have been well received and incorporated into the work. It’s very rewarding to be part of the compositional process!
— Nora Lewis, oboe