The audience was brought alive by the fast, lively tempo and the suddenly transformed into a hypnotising state for the second movement.
The best was possibly the last piece of the program, Rachmaninov Suite op.11, which is written in his youth, consisting in 6 parts. Here, the two pianists, each with his two hands, were about transformed into one pianist with four. It was a joint use of the grand piano which one seldom can hear the
Duo - Instrumental
- Geoffrey Baptiste - Piano
- Andre Roe - Piano
Barber Samuel, Souvenirs op.28
Bizet Georges, Jeux d'enfants op.22
Borodine Alexandre, In the Steppes of Central Asia
Brahms Johannes, Hungarian Dances
Chabrier Emmanuel, Souvenirs de Munich
Copland Aaron, Simple gifts from Appalachian Spring
Cui Cesar Antonovitch, Scherzo op.1
Debussy Claude, Six Epigraphes antiques
Escobar Aylton, Seresta op.1
Fauré Gabriel, Dolly op.56
Mac Dowell Edward, Moon-Pictures op.21
Mendelssohn Felix, Andante et Allegro Brillant op.92
Satie Erik, La Belle Excentique
Rachmaninov Sergueï, Suite op.11
Ravel, Maurice, Mother Goose
Tchaikovsky Piotr Illitch, Nutcracker op.71a
and many more here: http://www.duobizart.be/repertoire4m_fr.htm
We are the duo b!z'art
Bizarre? What is unusual and unconventional?
Playing the piano with 4 hands, we use 20 fingers of 2 musicians sharing the 88 keys of a piano! This gives a very special show, where the hands intertwined on the keyboard with virtuosity, in order to share music with curiosity, enthusiasm and energy.
We give yearly around 30 concerts across whole Europe (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Isle of Man, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) as well as in China.
We propose our concerts either as classical chamber music recitals (which we always enjoy to present with various humorous touches), or as musical shows where the concert is experienced as a "complete" experience, during which we bring the audience into a living musical history.
For this, we become both musicians and actors, and we can also project various images during the show to add an extra dimension.
We also propose a musical show specially designed for children from 5 to 12, that we regularly perform either in schools or in theatres.