Wednesday March 6th, 2013
Enrico Pace and Igor Roma have both studied with Franco Scala at Imola Accademy and both won, in different years, the Franz Liszt Competition in Utrecht. For more than ten years they have been closely working together both in the four hands piano repertoire and the one for two pianos or in programmes where they alternate as soloist and piano duo.
They both represents that generation of talented pianist that had gained the highest praises abroad.
Enrico Pace, who is now Teacher at the Academy of Imola, has a long and distinguished career, extraordinary interpretative skills and an excellent virtuosity.
Igor Roma, for whom Holland has become a second homeland, being there his concert career blossomed, distinguishes himself for the great versatility, with a vast repertoire ranging from Bach to Messiaen.
The two artists offer in this occasion some original pages among the most complex and exciting of the repertoire for two pianos.
« You could perceive a single instrument, singing in a breath and proceeded with an organic and dynamic movement, a musical seismograph made with extraordinary precision, in a real arcade of musical tension. »
NRC Handelsblad, 2002
ROBERT SCHUMANN (Zwickau 1810 - Bonn 1856)
Andante e variazioni op. 46, in si bemolle maggiore
JOHANNES BRAHMS (Hamburg 1833 - Vienna 1897)
Variazioni su un tema di Haydn op. 56b, in si bemolle minore
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (Warsaw 1913 - 1994)
Variazioni su un tema di Paganini
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FRANZ LISZT (Raiding 1811 - Bayreuth 1886)
SERGEJ RACHMANINOV (Velikij Novgorod, 1873 - Beverly Hills, 1943)
Suite per due pianoforti n. 2, op. 17