2015 Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival
Lomazov/ Rackers Duo
Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C Major, K.521 // Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Three Movements from Petrushka (Piano Four-Hands) // Igor Stravinsky
Le Semaine Grasse
Sonata for Two Pianos in F minor, Op.34b // Johannes Brahms
Allegro non troppo
Andante, un poco adagio
Finale- Poco Sostenuto- Allegro non troppo
$20 general | $15 senior | $8 student
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ABOUT THE DUO
The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo garnered wide attention as the Second Prize Winners of the Sixth Biennial Ellis Duo Piano Competition, the only national competition for piano duo in the United States at that time. Since then, they have performed as recitalists and in concert with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including performances at the Kiev International Music Festival (Ukraine), Varna International Piano Festival (Bulgaria), Moulin d’Andé Arts Festival (France), Burgos International Music Festival (Spain) and Infiorata di Genzano (Italy) in addition to appearances in every region of the United States.
Recent engagements include performances at the Society of Composers International Conference, the Chernigov Philharmonic (Ukraine), South Carolina Philharmonic, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and numerous others. Their performances have been described as “splendid” (Rochester, NY) and a review of a performance of the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra said simply: “The soloists? Amazing” (The State).
The Lomazov/Rackers duo has premiered numerous works across the United States, including several works written specifically for them. Their broad repertoire ranges from important works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert to wide-ranging performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka, leading one critic to write that the duo “really lit up the audience…demonstrated that nearly 100 years after it was written, this modernist touchstone can still sound modern” (Free Times).
Ms. Lomazov and Mr. Rackers each hold the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music and both serve on the piano faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Music where they co-direct the Southeastern Piano Festival.