So. 11. July '21

18:00 Uhr

Duisburg

Mercatorhalle

Philharmonie

Khatia & Gvantsa Buniatishvili

Hungarian Dances

Arcadi Volodos auf dem Klavierfestival Ruhr 2020

Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F minor for piano four hands op. posth. 103 D 940 
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances for piano four hands WoO 1 (selection)
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor for piano four hands
George Gershwin: Fantasy on “Porgy and Bess” for two pianos (arrangement by Percy Grainger)
Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche for two pianos op. 165b

“Chamber music is a wonderful experience among friends, but playing piano together is more intimate; it has to sound like one instrument”, Khatia Buniatishvili remarks about her collaboration with her sister Gvantsa. Their mother is a passionate music lover; the two girls studied piano in Tiflis and already appeared together as a piano duo when they were children. They complement each other in an ideal way – for the very reason that their characters are quite different, thus joining to form a mesmerizing synthesis when they play music together. In 2019, the duo had planned to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Bochum Symphony Orchestra in a virtuoso joint appearance; unfortunately, they had to cancel on short notice. For this year’s programme, the two sisters have chosen a series of duo highlights with Milhaud’s “Scaramouche”, Gershwin, and Schubert; they also let the sparks fly in Hungarian pieces by Liszt and Brahms. “In our duo, Gvantsa provides me with the roots I need: if I am the element of air, my sister is the element of earth”, Khatia remarks. “Of course I find it incredibly enriching to play with other musical partners, but I feel more in harmony with my sister; in her company, I can truly be myself.”
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Khatia Buniatishvili

Born in 1987 in Batumi, Georgia, French-Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili discovered the piano at the very early age of just three years old. She gave her first performance with the Tbilisi Chambe...

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