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The Latsos Piano Duo, recent winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, has been praised for its “brilliance and stylistic insight” by Los Angeles Weekly.
The duo was enthusiastically formed in 2014 by pianists Giorgi Latso and his wife Anna Fedorova-Latso. Since then they have showcased a true passion, deep maturity and sensitivity in their interpretations. The Latsos are a favourite among many concert organisers and promoters with the Internationale Chopin-Gesellschaft calling their performances “thrilling and flamboyant” and the MTNA Society hails their "intelligence, liveliness and enormous charm’'.
The duo performs at concert halls across Europe, America and Asia including Music Center and Marquis Theater in Los Angeles, LACMA, Turgenev Art Gallery in Moscow, Yamaha Center in Bangkok, Imperial Marmorsaal Concert Hall, Ehrbarsaal in Vienna Linzer Stadthalle, after which the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten hailed them for being “as expressive as they are technically perfect”. Recent festivals include Chopin Music Festival, International Classical Concerts in Rancho Mirage, Schubertiade Music Festival, the Osterfestival Tirol and the Ruhr Piano Festival. Moreover, the duo has been recently invited by legendary pianist Maria João Pires to perform at the Belgais Center for Arts in Portugal.
Their repertoire ranges from Bach to 21st-century music, including all major works for four-hand piano and 2-piano duos as well as orchestral transcriptions, with a focus on French, Russian and German composers. The Latsos have performed and recorded a number of unusual and largely unknown treasures from the duo-piano repertoire, including all the Schubert duets and duos. “The Latsos shine in enchantingly intimate dialogue and impress with their expression of emotional unrest” as Kreiszeitung describes them. Devoted advocates for modern music, they have commissioned and premiered many new works, among them those by American composer Joe Giarrusso, with whom they have established a close relationship.
The Latsos are often guests on radios such as K-USC Radio, “Classic FM” Sunday Live, NDR Kultur and many more. They are dedicated to sharing their love for music and knowledge through masterclasses, most recently at the Steinway Society of Riverside County, Gold of Vienna Festival, and Concerto Virtuoso Moscow Festival.
WHAT THE PRESS SAY
"THEY PLAY AS ONE PERSON, SO PRECISE AND SO MUSICAL.."
BEVERLY HILLS POST
"..STUNNIGLY BEAUTIFUL MUSICALLY AND BOTH OF THEM RADIATE CHARISMA AND CHARM"
THE JEWISH JOURNAL OF GREATER LOS ANGELES
"..WHILE HEARING THEM ONE THINKS, NOT OF TWO PIANISTS AT TWO PIANOS, BUT OF TWENTY FINGERS AT A DOUBLE KEYBOARD CONTROLLED BY A SINGLE MIND“
“BRILLIANCE AND STYLISTIC INSIGHT"
LOS ANGELES WEEKLY
“AS EXPRESSIVE AS THEY ARE TECHNICALLY PERFECT"
“THE LATSOS SHINE IN ENCHANTINGLY INTIMATE DIALOGUE AND IMPRESS WITH THEIR EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONAL UNREST"