ZOFO --Keisuke Nakagoshi & Eva-Maria Zimmermann duo pianists
The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society is delighted to present the ZOFO--Keisuke Nakagoshi & Eva-Maria Zimmerman,
duo pianists,performing an evening of piano four hands on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:00 at the Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church in Mill Valley, a venue with superb acoustics for chamber music.
Program: Gershwin:Cuban Overture; A. Shawn:3 Dance Portraits; Barber:Souvenirs; Urmas Sisask:"The Milky Way"; Gustav Holst:Excerpts "The Planets"
Since joining forces as a professional ensemble in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi ZOFO* - have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Osaka with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano four-hands.
One of a rare handful of professional ensembles worldwide focusing exclusively on piano duets, this prize-winning duo is rediscovering and energetically performing hidden gems of the traditional one piano-four-hands repertoire along with a strong dedication to 20th and 21st Century works. Zofo also performs heart-pumping arrangements of famous orchestral pieces, such as Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring".
Since its inception, ZOFO has made some remarkable achievements: Two Grammy Nominations for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Producer of the Year, Classical, for their first album Mind Meld; First Place 2010 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition; Carnegie Hall concert debut in May 2010; Finalists at 2011 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition, the only piano duo to be elevated to the final round.
Eva and Keisuke are blazing a bold new path for one-piano-four-hands ensembles by commissioning and performing new duet works each year, including their first major commissions from acclaimed composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Allen Shawn. Based in San Francisco, California, ZOFO is a fiscally sponsored Affiliate of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
* The name, ZOFO, is an acronym for "20 Finger Orchestra," with "ZO" representing the number 20, and FO "Finger Orchestra."
Watch - Schoenfield: Boogie from "Five Days in the Life of a Manic-Depressive" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFXrwUY7EtU
Watch: Barber: Hesitation Tango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F28kY7AP1XI
Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church (View)
410 Sycamore Avenue (at the corner of Camino Alto)
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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