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Cann Twins
Antoinette and Claire Cann
Duo Pianists
Saturday 13th October 2012

Johannes Brahms​Four Waltzes from op. 39​
Franz Schubert​​Fantasia in F minor D940
Peter Tchaikovsky arr. Cann​Dance of the Swans: Scene: Hungarian Dance from Swan Lake​
Franz Liszt​Hungarian Rhapsody
Alexander Borodin arr. Cann​​Polovtsian Dances
​Claude Debussy​Petite Suite
​Johann Strauss arr. Cann​Blue Danube


Claire and Antoinette Cann, identical twins, studied with Jean Merlow and Robert Pell before entering the Royal College of Music to study piano with the legendary duo-pianist Phyllis Sellick and arranging for duo-piano with Gerald Gifford. They graduated with first class honours in solo and duo-piano performance, the only pianists to have ever done do, and as a duo they won Countess of Munster Awards, PLG South Bank recital and Summer Scholarships to Banff, Canada, to study with Gilvert Kalish, Anton Duerti and John Paul Sevilla. As postgraduates they were awarded the RCM's most prestigious prize, The President's Rosebowl.
They have had a very full international duo-piano career which has taken them around the world. They have performed concerti with many orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Philomusica of London, Wren Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and London Mozart players. Many works have been written especially for them including the World Premiere of Timothy Blinko's "Gemini" Concerto. As teachers they have given Master Classes and been Visiting Professors in the UK and USA as well as broadcasting on Classic FM and BBC Radio 3.