Thursday 7 July 3.00 pm
The Volt & Potenza Piano Duo
Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik
Dvorak: Slavonic dances Op 72 (9')
no 2 in B minor / no 6 in B flat
Fanny Mendelssohn: Three pieces for piano four hands (6')
1. Allegretto / 2. Allegro molto
Cécile Chaminade: 6 Pieces Romantique Op 55 (10')
1. Primavera / 2. La Chaise à Porteurs /
3. Idylle Arabe / 6. Rigaudon
Smetana : Má Vlast - Vltava (The Moldau) (12')
Rachmaninov: Six Morceaux Op 11 (12')
1. Barcarolle 2.Scherzo 4. Valse
Gershwin arr. Gregory Stone: 3 Preludes (6')
The Volt & Potenza Duo is a first prizewinner of the Bradshaw & Buono International piano competition 2017. While studying at Trinity Laban Conservatory (London, 2015), pianists Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik started a collaboration with the aim of developing their common interest for four hands and two pianos compositions. The duo has performed at several important venues and international festivals like Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall, New York), "Palermo Classica” International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lofoten Chamber Music Festival (outside the festival season), Grieg Museum (Bergen), and St James' s Piccadilly & St Martin in the Fields (London). Other concert series include “Music at Sandefjord Church” (MISK), Nyköping Chamber Music Society, Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Young Generation Artist`s Scheme at Powderham Castle and le Buisson de Cadouin,
France. Their debut CD "Khoreia" (Velut Luna Label, Italy, April 2016), includes some rarely executed
pieces by J.C. Bach and Schumann and a commissioned piece by contemporary Irish composer
"(...) is as close as you’d wish to believe that one mind is controlling four hands. And again, there is an infectious brio and joie de vivre." "(...) they deserve every success." “Music Web International” on CD “Khoreia”, Des Hutchinson
" The duo has a great amalgam, the sound is always defined and playing styles are well differentiated between the various periods. The interpretative choices are never predictable(...)" "Corriere Musicale" magazine's review of CD “Khoreia”
Individual biographies at:www.odavoltersvik.com and www.giuliopotenza.net
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