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Rave reviews for Scholtes & Janssens' new cd by international press

Scholtes & Janssens' new CD is now being praised by the international press. BBC Music Magazine and Music Web International, among others, wrote rave reviews about the duo's new recording.


BBC Music Magazine wrote 'They breathe together, agree on relative dynamics and tonal color and understand the balance of the textures.' and awarded the CD with no less than 4 **** stars. Read the full review here.


Music Web International compared the recording with the legendary CD by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, also with Mozart and Schubert:

'Given my affection for that Murray Perahia / Radu Lupu recording of these great works by Mozart and Schubert, I have been pleasantly surprised by how soon I was sold on these performances by Piano Duo Scholtes & Janssens. These recordings can certainly live side by side in any collection, and I have a feeling the newer version might easily end up getting more airplay.'


You can read the full review here.

Scholtes & Janssens at Vrije Geluiden

On Sunday 7 March, Pianoduo Scholtes & Janssens can be seen in the music program Vrije Geluiden. The duo will play Schubert's Fantasie in f. The program can be seen at 10:30 on NPO2 Extra.

Photo: Scholtes & Janssens during the recordings of Vrije Geluiden at the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz

Lestari and Gwylim at Podium Witteman

On Sunday 28 February, Lestari and Gwylim were guests at the television program Podium Witteman on NPO2. The duo played parts from Mozart's Sonata for two pianos in D during an item by Floris Kortie, who talked about the 'Mozart effect'. Lestari and Gwylim also played a short medley of film music together with strings from the Metropole Orchestra. The arrangement was written by film composer Bob Zimmerman.

You can watch the broadcast here.

"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.