“[…] A special concert with the fabulous duo Helena van Heel, mezzo-soprano and Naomi Tamura, piano. […] They opened with Haydn’s cantate Arianna a Naxos, where both musicians gave space to the enormous expression that text and music ask for. Helena brought this exciting and touching story with clear diction and the audience listened intently. The following erupting applause sounded like a final applause. Next on the program was Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. […] Again a beautiful storytelling and Naomi Tamura joined perfectly with her colourful and wonderful piano playing. After the intermission the duo performed Les nuits d’été by Berlioz. I can only say: Do listen to these six songs in a performance by Helena and Naomi!! […] Our society is blessed with such skilled soloists.”

Review Dutch Lied Society, December 2019