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Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo
The Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo was formed in Amsterdam in 2003, when the two pianists were studying at the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the class of Håkon Austbø. Both musicians share a strong interest in contemporary music and are committed to programming new and non-standard works in their critically acclaimed recitals.
As a tribute to Karlheinz Stockhausen, who passed away in 2007, the Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo are presenting his rarely performed masterpiece MANTRA (1970) for two pianists and live electronics in the 2008 and 2009 concert seasons. This project is made possible with funding from the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture and the Creative New Zealand Arts Council, and was featured at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, Festival Archipel (Geneva), McGill University (Montreal), Cork School of Music (Ireland), New Zealand School of Music (Wellington) and Voix Nouvelles, Royaumont (France). Upcoming engagements include appearances at Festival Musikhost (Denmark) in 2009.
Other original projects include Magnus Lindberg's explosive work Related Rocks for two pianos, percussion and electronics with United Instruments of Lucilin in Luxembourg and Riga. More recently, the duo was featured in the two-piano concerto Dialoge by Bernd Alois Zimmermann with the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Tamayo during the Rainy Days Festival 2008.
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Find out more about the Pestova/Meyer piano duo and the MANTRA project.
listen to the Pestova/Meyer Piano Duo:
K. Stockhausen - MANTRA for 2 pianos and live electronics