Sunday May 5, 2024
Sunset Center, Carmel
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W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for Two Pianos in D major,
(arr. Anderson & Roe)
“Soave sia il vento”
from Così fan tutte, K. 588
Ragtime alla Turca
(based on Rondo alla Turca, K. 331)
Georges Bizet (1838-1875)
(arr. Anderson & Roe)
Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos
Anderson & Roe
Nocturne on Neptune (based on
Holst’s “Neptune” from The Planets)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
“Daybreak” from Daphnis et Chloé
Anderson & Roe
Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a
Theme by Leonard Cohen)
Anderson and Roe, duo pianists
“No more sensational young piano duo team can be found … the most dynamic duo of this generation.” (San Francisco Classical Voice)
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of Anderson & Roe’s debut.
Anderson & Roe met in 2000 as freshmen at The Juilliard School and formed their dynamic musical partnership shortly thereafter. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Estonia, Romania, Israel, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand and most major US cities, as well as in nearly every New York City venue imaginable, from Carnegie Hall to children’s hospitals. Additionally, they have appeared at the Gilmore and Gina Bachauer International Piano Festivals, the Mostly Mozart and Styriarte Festivals, and at dozens of summer chamber music festivals. Their orchestral engagements include appearances with the orchestras of San Francisco, Vancouver, Rochester, Liverpool, Calgary, and Boulder, among others, and with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
Anderson & Roe's discography comprises five critically acclaimed albums which have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, and a live performance by the duo was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard album celebrating the school’s centennial year. Their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals. Their scores are published by Alfred Music on the “Anderson & Roe Duos & Duets Series” and by Awkward Fermata Press.
The duo’s innovative exploits have captured the attention of such media outlets as MTV, PBS, NPR, APM, and the BBC, as well as Gramophone, Clavier Companion, Listen, and Pianist magazines, and the Huffington Post. They are profiled in Nick Romeo’s book, Driven. In 2017 they served as hosts for the 17-day medici.tv webcast of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and in 2020 they guest-hosted NPR’s From the Top. In recognition of their singular vision for the advancement of classical music, they have been invited to present at numerous international leader symposiums, including EG (Entertainment Gathering), the Imagine Solutions Conference, Chicago Ideas Week, and Mexico’s Ciudad de las Ideas.
While isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021, Anderson & Roe performed several innovative and interactive virtual events, produced over a dozen new music videos, appeared in MasterVoices’ Myths and Hymns (2021 Drama League Nominee for Best Digital Concert Production) alongside luminaries of opera and musical theater, and hosted a year of Two Piano Tuesday livestream conversations on Facebook Live which drew an enthusiastic and devoted global audience each week.
Anderson & Roe believe strongly in the communicative potential of music, and their performances, compositions, websites, videos, recordings, and writings all serve this mission, bringing joy to people around the world. As stated by the Northwest Reverb, “[Anderson & Roe] swept the audience into a cheering mass of humanity, making a strong case that playing piano is the most fun thing that two people could ever do together.”
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe are Steinway Artists. They appear by arrangement with Dispeker Artists, www.dispeker.com