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13 - 22 November 2017
Asia tour: Brunei, Singapore and Cambodia
concerts and masterclasses

More information will follow soon

18
18 November 2017 19:00
14th International Music Festival Phnom Penh 2017 "Pianomania"
Recital
16
16 December 2017 15:30
Nieuwe Kerk Concerten, Haarlem
Recital

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Fifth Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam

Piano Duo Scholtes & Janssens presents the fifth Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam: from October 6th until October 15th one can listen to the international top of piano duo's. The theme of the festival is Na Zdorowje!’, Russian for 'Cheers!', referring to the first Lustrum of the festival and the festive programs full of Russian music. 

Listen to international duo's such as the Israeli Silver-Garburg Piano Duo, Piano Duo Zilan & Zhao (China), the Walachowski Sisters (Poland), Paul Komen & Nata Tsvereli and artistic directors Lestari Scholtes & Gwylim Janssens. The Maltese-Belgium duo Gabi Sultana & Mirek Coutigny will take you on a road trip troughout the United States of the 20th century and Boy Edgar Winners and jazzpianists Martin Fondse & Jeroen van Vliet will bring you a spectaculair jazzevening. The youngest generation can enjoy the magical world of the mythical Atlantis during the children's concert 'The Magic of Atlantis'. 

More information:

www.pianoduofestival.nl


Debut in Japan and again South East Asia

On March 24th, 2017, Lestari & Gwylim will make their debut in Japan. Their performance in Tokio marks the ending of the IBLA Grand Prize Asia Tour 2017 after earlier performances in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The duo returns to South East Asia after their successful tour in 2016. After their debut in Tokio, the duo plays two more concerts in the Ibaraki prefecture in Japan. 

The duo starts their tour in Bangkok and continues to Hanoi and Phnom Penh - cities where they performed to great acclaim in 2016. This year, their tour is extended to ten concerts. Besides performing, Lestari and Gwylim will give master classes to young talent and students of the International Keyboard Academy in Bangkok, the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi and the Tanaka Music School in Ibaraki, Japan.

Scholtes & Janssens acknowledge the Performing Arts Fund NL, the Friends of the Scholtes & Janssens Piano Duo Foundation, the IBLA Foundation and the Tanaka Music School.

4th Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam great success!

The 4th Pianoduo Festival Amsterdam was a great success. 15 special events, with 20 pianists, one actor, one conductor and an orchestra; artistic directors Lestari Scholtes and Gwylim Janssens are looking back on a very successful and unforgettable festival. Among the performing musicians were Italian virtuosos Enrico Pace & Igor Roma, Georgian best friends Nino Gvetadze & Tamara Licheli, the first Dutch piano duo Wyneke Jordans & Leo van Doeselar, jazzduo Rob & Sebastiaan van Bavel and of course Pianoduo Scholtes & Janssens. In the meantime duo has already started with the organisation of the next festival, which will be a special edition; the first lustrum!

For more information, have a look at www.pianoduofestival.nl

"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.