The Anderson & Roe mission:
To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.

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 intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were all released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at film festivals around the world.

Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and presented at numerous international leader symposiums. A performance by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include tours throughout North America, Asia, and Europe; appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and more; serving as webcast hosts for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and the DVD release of their ambitious—and literally explosive—music film, The Rite of Spring

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There is an overriding joy in their music-making. Couple that with incredible technical abilities, ensemble second to none, and, in their videos, a true sense of theatrical entertainment, and you have a positive look at the future of classical music performance. They do have it all, and any classical music lover owes it to himself to hear Anderson & Roe.
— American Record Guide
Sparkling … exhilarating!

Certainly [Bach] would have embraced Anderson & Roe’s ingenuity and musicianship. Uncanny ensemble prowess ... gorgeously calibrated legato phrasing. The music dances off the page.
— Gramophone
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard.
— The Southampton Press
Anderson & Roe are among the best classical pianists before the public today … they can do anything. They play Mozart like nobody’s business: electrifying in its freshness and vitality. I don’t think I’ll ever hear [Mozart’s Sonata in D Major] played better.
— Audiophile Voice
Believe all the hype: Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe—more famously called Anderson & Roe—are electric. The piano duo did more than celebrate the launch of their new album; they fashioned an entirely new concert experience.
— Bachtrack
Even the most jaded of concert goers sat forward in their seats and dropped their jaws in amazement as these two just re-wrote the book of the tedious concert recital.
— The Herald-Tribune
The audience, like Vesuvius, erupted with one massive cheer, jumping to its feet, settling for a moment like hot pumice only to explode again minutes later for two more dazzling pyrotechnic encores. …all the flamboyance, adrenaline and infectious passion that youth and virtuosity could muster.
— Performance Arts Monterey Bay
No more sensational young piano duo team can be found … the most dynamic duo of this generation.
Explosive creativity ... refreshing ... exuberant ... volatile and thrilling.
— San Francisco Classical Voice
Breathtaking. They breathed as one … an almost telepathic understanding of each other’s musicianship and an outrageous and transcendental technique.

Testament to the popularity of Anderson & Roe: the line for their autographs was longer than that for Lang Lang’s.
— The Straits Times
The highest level of artistry. Phrasings tapered across the instruments; harmonies blended sumptuously; articulations were perfectly matched in weight and color.
— The Star-Telegram
Bold and brash, full of unexpected twists, Anderson and Roe pull off an expertly rendered, elegantly pianistic moonwalk.
— NPR
At the core of Anderson & Roe’s performance is a downright lustful grab for the music’s raw impulses. Spotless diction, perfect teamwork, expertly balanced dynamics. A monumental sound; their warm, full tone is a delight ... Their arrangements are feats of magic. Huge cheers.
— Süddeutsche Zeitung
Anderson & Roe gave an electrifying performance that 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.
— Northwest Reverb
Bloody knuckles and poked eyes: these two play rough.
— WMRA
Greg and Liz take an iconoclastic pleasure in smashing through the stereotype of classical music as a tame and harmless anachronism.
— Clavier Companion
 

 

Sample Programs include two-piano programs, a one-piano/four-hand program, children's repertoire, and a holiday program.