The trio worked effectively to create a portrait of a frosty Russian landscape, with cello lines by Josephine Vains particularly absorbing - The Age April 2015

Josephine Vains was an expressive soloist and fabulous internal communicator in a vibrant and muscular performance of Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat - The Age, March 2013

Josephine Vains' firm and expressive cello line was particularly eloquent in the work's second part, where the man speaks for the first time in Dehmel's poem that inspired the composition - Of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht -The Age July 2012

Vains's eloquent tenor reaches gained markedly from Martin's careful dynamic husbandry right through a jaunty scherzo, a well-spun Andante cantabile, and as rational a reading of the sparkling finale as you could want - The Age, April 2011

Cellist Josephine Vains delivered the striding scale-like solos in her part with impressive energy - The Age 2010

Josephine Vains' accounts of the Britten Cello Suite No. 1 and the Bach C Major Suite were greeted with equally spirited applause in St Alipius Church on Sunday - The Age, January 2007

Vains played the cello-focused Movement 5 from Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time and gave a glowing reading of the fragment's lyrical seam of melodic/religious fervour - The Age, May 2004