Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dranoff Competition - Update

Some news this morning from the Dranoff International Two Piano Competition. Specifically, the finalists have been announced and they are:

De Stefano Piano Duo
Seo & Kato Piano Duo
Varshavsky-Shapiro Piano Duo

They will compete in the finals to be held tomorrow evening. Best of luck to all.

Some additional prizes were given out to non-finalists:

Piano Duo Yoshie & Takashi recieved the award for "Best Performance" of the commissioned work for the competition, a work by composer Marcel Bergman. And Duo Scarbo got a nod receiving the "Audience Prize". Congratulations!

Check out the Dranoff website for the competition. There you will find photos and videos (in .wmv format) online of the following duos

Wang Piano Duo
Marzec-Tsalka Piano Duo
Varshavsky Shapiro Piano Duo
Piano Duo Yoshie & Takashi
Unison Piano Duo
De Stefano Piano Duo

Quite good all around.

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