"The trio’s pleasing musicality and deft, splendid playing is overall transporting. As the ensemble’s name may imply, it’s worth turning back for another listen."
Strings Magazine, 2016
Critics have hailed Trio 180 (formerly New Pacific Trio) for its “passion and dexterity” and its “infectious musical vivacity”, saying “the audience…roared its approval.”
LA Classical Voice, 2004
"The New Pacific Trio’s debut recital at San Francisco’s Old First Church was shrewdly balanced…The program highlighted the newly-formed trio’s considerable range, but it was the group’s infectious musical vivacity that proved most memorable…The trio gave an impressive account of Brahms’ Trio in C Major, op. 87…(they) combined vitality, passion, and dexterity, and the strength of their ensemble propelled the performance into pleasurable immediacy…impressive debut."
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2002
"Every time I think I’ve done a roundup of outstanding Bay Area ensembles, I discover that I’ve omitted someone…The New Pacific Trio…is one that slipped in under the radar until Sunday’s concert at Old First Church. The program was offbeat, the playing was marvelous."
San Francisco Classical Voice, 2005
”Your performance (of Tibetan Tunes) is beautiful and energetic, bravo!“
Chen Yi (composer), 2011