Maki Namekawa & Dennis Russell Davies, piano duo
Duo pianists Maki Namakawa and Dennis Russell Davies present an evening of works for two pianos by Shostakovich and Stravinsky.
Maki Namekawa and conductor Dennis Russell Davies (backstage husband and wife) have been performing as a piano duo since 2003. In addition to regular appearances at the Piano Festival Ruhr in Germany, Ars Electronica Linz, and Other Minds Festival in San Francisco.
Their extensive repertory includes Philip Glass’ Four Movements for Two Pianos, the piano four-hands versions of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Pétrouchka, The Symphony of Psalms, and The Rite of Spring, Zemlinsky’s four-hand arrangement of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Beethoven’s Fidelio, and Haydn’s The Seasons and The Creation, In 2015 the Namekawa-Davies Duo was awarded the Piano Festival Ruhr Prize together with composer Philip Glass for their lasting contributions to the Festival and the two-piano repertory.