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19 July 2019
Sicily, Italy
IBLA Grand Prize Festival
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09 - 13 October 2019
De Duif & Zonnehuis, Amsterdam
7th Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam
Debut in Myanmar

After performing in an impressive number of countries, the Scholtes & Janssens Piano Duo can soon write no. 30 on their list. On March 15, 2019, the duo will perform for the first time in Myanmar as part of their Spring Tour through Asia. The concert is followed by another one in Johor Bahru in the southernmost part of Western Malaysia, after which the duo will travel to the Malay capital Kuala Lumpur for another two concerts.

Return to Israel

Lestari and Gwylim will return to Israel early January 2019, after being absent in this country for seven years. The duo opens the year playing a recital in the prestigious piano duo series of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv. The extensive programm consists of Works for both piano four hands as well as two pianos, with works by  Ravel, Milhaud, Stravinsky, Satie and Rachmaninoff.

Debut in China

The Scholtes & Janssens Piano Duo will perform their long awaited China debut concerts in November 2018. The duo will travel through China for 16 concerts in four weeks, including the major concert halls of cities like Shenzhen, Changsha, Hangzhou, Dalian and Harbin. On the program, called ‘Winter Tour’: works by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Schubert.

"If you listen to these two young people play music, you think that everything in the world will be all right" - Menachem Pressler, Beaux Arts Trio 

Lestari Scholtes (1984) and Gwylim Janssens (1985) are currently recognized as one the most promising piano duos of their generation, and leading piano duo from the Netherlands. Their 2009 Carnegie Hall debut, as part of the IBLA Grand Prize winners USA tour, was praised as ‘it could well have been 25 or 30 fingers, so big and well integrated was the sound. Terrific duo in top form'. The duo performed in numerous countries on 5 continents and is well known for their brilliant sound and marvelous technical skills, presenting very intense and energetic performances. They are studying in Hanover with the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo.