Our new CD has been released on Convivium Records. Click on the CD cover image to buy the physical CD with extensive booklet or access digital downloads.
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‘A totally enchanting album of distinctive new music. Engaging, evocative and finely-structured pieces by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis are performed with elegance and panache by Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble.’
Sarah Walker (BBC Radio 3 presenter)
First-rate music, performance, recording and presentation.
Dave Smith, composer
"Cardew's 1981's Boolavogue for two pianos, impressively rendered by the Ivory Duo."
"your performance was I think a revelation because it demonstrated what a duo can be, much more than the sum of its parts. And when the music is carried with such conviction, then it is really thrilling!"
Michael Chant, composer & Chair of Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust
"...The present CD with the title "Romantic Dance Music for Piano Duo" gives the opportunity to its listener to savour samples of the unique artistry of this husband-and-wife duo. [...] Their interpretation, reaches the almost absolute perfect. Top interpretation!"
ThomasTamvakos, musicologist & music critic
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September 5, 2020
We are back in the studio for our second release through Convivium Records (early 2021). Amazing team at Masterchord Studios, including a fab Steinway B, and more jazz-infused pieces by British composers Hugh Benham and Clive Osgood. This time, Natalie and Peter have shared the CD each performing solo piano pieces.
September 4, 2020
Our new CD Elements of London has been released on Convivium Records (distributed Naxos). Follow the links to listen and buy. We recommend the physical CD for the booklet which has information to this exciting sound world for piano duet. We hope you enjoy it!
August 22, 2020
Today at Waterperry House, Oxford recording short video of Mozart duet on a special Bechstein and doing a short photo shoot. Our thanks to the Convivium team for a fun day at Oxford!
June 22, 2020
Natalie is the convenor of a public debate on Classical music, meaning, and relevance as part of the SASS Festival of Research online presented by City, University of London. 10:30am GMT through Zoom. Participants: Dr. Ian Pace, Dr. Izabela Wagner, Ben Johnson, Ratko Delorko. Chair: Dr. Alex Lingas.
Convivium Records will be releasing our CD of contemporary classical piano duets in late 2020. Check back often for updates!
Peter's arrangements of an array of compositions, mostly film soundtracks, for piano solo and piano duet are now becoming available on sheetmusicplus.com (first release on from July 31, 2019). NOW AVAILABLE HERE
Natalie's scholarly review of a new book on British pianism in the mid 20th c. will be published by the NABMSA (North American British Music Association) Reviews (Volume 6, Number 1) in December 2019. NOW AVAILABLE HERE
New guest blog post from Natalie: P is...for Piano Parents and Practising
Thank you to all who attended the concert celebrating Hugh Shrapnel's music. We were very honoured to perform the two works written and dedicated to us: For An Alternative, and Follow Me Up to Carlow (both for two pianos).
We are working away from the concert stage at the moment preparing for the release of Ratko Delorko's delightful piano duet pieces on YouTube along with music by women composers. Don't forget to visit our channel (take a look at our playlist for our videos uploaded by other channels and subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/Ntsaldaraki
We are featured in a video by Yale University, which is a tribute to composer-pianist Helen Hagan first African-American woman to graduate from Yale University. The music was transcribed from the original manuscript by us and composer-pianist Lola Perrin (see credits at end of video). To listen See the video here
Lecture-recital on piano duet by women composers at the 1st International Conference on Women's Work in Music (Bangor University, September 4-7, 2017). Click here to see initial announcement.
Natalie and Panayotis' masterclass and piano concert for four hands scheduled as part of Bromley Youth Music Trust's Summer International Piano School (July 14-16, 2017).
Read Natalie's interview with famous pianist Martin Roscoe. Natalie started PhD studies at City, University of London in September 2016 under the supervision of musicologist and pianist Ian Pace on Gordon Green and the Manchester School of Pianism. Click here
October 7, 2016
Live at Resonance FM with Chair of Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust with host of Sound Out Carole Finer. Preview of upcoming concert at Morley College. Listen to it again
New release of video on our recent work with Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust and Morley College. Click here to view and leave us a comment: https://youtu.be/6d05PMJIDA8