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20
20 December 2019
Recital Schleiden, Germany
Schubert, Ravel, Rachmaninoff
19
19 January 2020 12:00
Recital Eerbeek

works by Schubert, Ravel and Rimsky-Korsakov

14
14 February 2020 20:15
TivoliVredenburg Utrecht - Grote Zaal
Brahms Requiem with the Groot Omroepkoor
Groot Omroepkoor
Peter Dijkstra, dirigent
Pianoduo Scholtes & Janssens
Sarah Brady, soprano
Sebastian Wartig, bariton

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Succesful China tour

Between November 7 and 17, 2019, Lestari and Gwylim toured through China. The duo gave six performances in Shanghai (Oriental Arts Center), Chengdu, Congqing, Dalian and Qindao. The duo also gave a master class at the Sichaun Conservatory of Music in Chengdu. The tour was supported by, among others, the NBSO China, the Consulate in Congqing and the Bank of China. The concerts of the duo were received with great enthusiasm and the duo is now busy setting up a next tour through China in 2020.

It was not the first time that Scholtes & Janssens performed in China. In November 2018, the duo gave a big tour of 16 concerts throughout the country.

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.

"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.