Kennedy Center: Before and After

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Before our recent Kennedy Center debut, we sat down for an in-depth interview with David Rohde for DC Metro Theater Arts. His excellent article is worth a read.

For the performance itself, we juxtaposed the scandalous with the sublime. We began with three over-the-top fantasies based on operas by Mozart, Bizet, and Adés; each provided a snapshot of the corruption, power dynamics, and sexual abuse we still find in our world today. The second half featured transcendent music by John Adams and the Beatles, as well our new Hallelujah Variations... in a way, it was our personal (and frustrated) response to the political landscape of our times.

After the recital, we were thrilled to receive a fantastic review in the Washington Post!

While each is a virtuosic powerhouse pianist in his and her own right, what sets the pair apart is an ability to make emotional and spiritual connections with their audiences.
— Washington Post

Up next: we're giving the world premiere of our Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos and Orchestra with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, in addition to performances of Poulenc's Double Concerto. After that, a fun salon-style cocktail concert and performances of Mozart's Double Concerto with the Missoula Symphony. And finally we're off to New Zealand for a 10-city tour.

We're blown away!

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Entries for our New Music • New Video composition competition have started off strong!

We love that so many of you have responded our call for new, innovative music for piano duo and that you're pushing yourselves to your creative limits. From fun pop-inspired showpieces to dramatic classical works, the breadth of styles represented is impressive and inspiring!

Over the coming months we'll be sharing competition news, behind-the-scenes looks at our most recent video shoots, and more. We hope the glimpse into our creative process will motivate and inspire those of you who have yet to enter. 

We've pushed back the submission deadline to September 1, 2018 so you all have more time to dig deep and show us what you've got!

Celebrate Beethoven's birthday with these new scores for piano duo

Among performing, traveling, video-making, and announcing our New Music • New Video composition competition, we've also managed to put the finishing touches on four new piano duo scores:

Last month we performed our dreamy, mobile-inspired four-hand arrangement of Brahms' Lullaby on Performance Today. Watch our performance here, starting at 17:53. To mark the occasion, we've released score to the public.

To celebrate the holiday season, we've released our arrangement of "Ave Maria" (arranged for piano—four hands). And we found two Beethoven symphony scores (both arranged for two pianos) to make available in celebration of Beethoven's 247th birthday!

May many sparkling piano duets ring out this weekend in his honor. 🎶

New Music • New Video Competition

We’re thrilled to announce our New Music • New Video composition competition! Driven by our passion to make classical music a relevant force in today's society, we’ve come up with a composition competition unlike any other. 

The purpose of this call is to encourage composers to create new, impactful works for piano duo. We will perform the winning submission in a fully produced Anderson & Roe music video, to be shared over all our social media channels.

This is a unique opportunity for a composer—young or old, brand new or well established, self-taught or conservatory educated—to have their work potentially reach millions of new listeners all over the world by featuring their talents on the global stage: social media.

We're incredibly eager to share our passion and platform with the winning composer, and we can't wait to see what sort of wild, weird, and exciting film we'll create together. The deadline is September 1, 2018. Start your composing engines!

Piano Performer Magazine

Check out our recent in-depth interview in Piano Performer Magazine!

Editor Tanya Levy hit us with dozens of stimulating questions covering everything from our early days and education to our practice and performance rituals to our visions for the future of classical music.

If you've had any lingering questions for us, there's a good chance we covered them here.

Feel free to take notes (there will be a test). 🤓