Summer Summary / Fall Preview by Elizabeth Roe

Another eventful summer season is in the books, beginning with hosting duties of the 17-day live medici.tv webcast of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and closing with concerts at the storied Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. In between: concerts at the Southeastern Piano Festival at USC Columbia, Styriarte Festival in Austria, Minnesota Beethoven Festival, Ventura Music FestivalSkaneateles Festival, and more, plus a recording session in Germany (a new piano duo album to be released next spring!). Elizabeth is featured in this article on the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Musicians share why Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is the gig that gives them “all any of us really want”.

A recital at the National Performing Arts Center in Taipei kicked off the 2017 fall season. Up next: concerts across the US, including a special San Francisco Symphony Halloween extravaganza! Check the calendar for tour details and updates.

Anderson & Roe at the 2017 Southeastern Piano Festival (photo credit: Michael Bull)

Anderson & Roe at the 2017 Southeastern Piano Festival (photo credit: Michael Bull)

And here's a round-up of the latest reviews:

Korea Herald:

Partnership does not do justice in describing the electrifying performance by the Anderson & Roe piano duo. [Anderson & Roe] showed the magic that can happen when two musicians perform with one soul. 

The Washington Post:

…Sheer power; two voices speaking as one.

RP Online:

The crossover elements in Anderson & Roe’s performance were no publicity stunts, but rather a living and profound exploration of the duo’s musical mission. They reveled in the pleasure of music making and showcased their pianistic skill through their powerful arrangements; these adaptations went beyond merely imitating by provoking altogether new colors, tensions, and thrills.

Good News Liverpool:

SUPERSTAR piano duo [Anderson & Roe] practically blew the roof off the Liverpool Phil’s Music Room… tremendously charismatic and insanely talented… a triumphant Liverpool debut!

Ventura County Star:

These jaw-dropping virtuosos create a sound on two pianos like you’ve never heard before.

The Korea Times:

...Volcanic!

Shenandoah Magazine:

Electrifying!

Monterey Weekly:

Electrifying would be too small a word to describe the duo. [Anderson & Roe play] in a musical environment of severe risk-taking and wide open experimentation.

The Rochester City Newspaper:

These classical rock stars are charismatic, fun, sexy and wildly talented. 

Peninsula Reviews:

Duo playing of genius... impeccable! I was on my way to heaven well before the end.

Monterey County Weekly:

By now, we...are crushing pretty hard on these two. [Anderson & Roe] don’t have to prove their mastery of classical form or their creative chops; we’re putty in their hands.

WQXR:

A revelation! Pioneers in the...world of the classical music video... [Anderson & Roe were] one of the first signs that classical music was heading in a completely new and exciting direction.

2017 Cliburn International Piano Competition: Webcast Hosts by Elizabeth Roe

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After a busy touring season (75+ performances worldwide, including appearances with the San Francisco Symphony and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo will shift gears to host the official live webcast of the upcoming 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

From May 25 – June 10, Elizabeth and Greg will viewers through over 110 hours of live performances, interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. The webcasts, broadcast by medici.tv, will be available both live and on demand for free to viewers around the world at Cliburn.org, and for the first time ever, you can experience the final round performances at over 300 movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, June 10. To find a participating theater near you, click here.