Andre Roe & Geoffrey Baptiste
(Four Hands One Piano)
6th November 2021
Alexander Borodin (1833 – 1887)
In the Steppes of Central Asia – Symphonic poem
Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875)
Jeux d’enfants, Op 22 (Children’s Games)
Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840 – 1893)
Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)
Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite)
Erik Satie (1866 – 1925)
Belle Excentrique (The Eccentric Beauty) Dance Suite
Sergei Rachmaninov (1873 – 1943)
Six Morceaux Suite, Op 11
Newport Music Club is pleased to present Duo B!z’art in their own words ....
"We are the Duo B!z’art, a Belgian piano duet playing on either one or two pianos. The Duo was founded by André Roe and Geoffrey Baptiste at the end of their studies with Evgeny Moguilevski at the Brussels Royal Conservatoire in 2004.
"Bizarre means what is unusual and unconventional, and this, as Duo B!z’art, is what we hope to do - to provide concerts with passion.
"As two musicians playing the piano with four hands, we have available to us twenty fingers, and we share the 88 keys of a piano. This allows us to provide a spectacular performance with our hands twirling on the keyboard with great virtuosity.
"As a piano duo we can deliver a unique repertoire. Sometimes our instrument can be intimate, in the style of salon music; equally it can be symphonic, taking on the range and depth of a full orchestra.
"Sitting together at the piano, we share a special communication – and invite the public to share this special moment. Sincerity, energy and love of music is the focus of our performances.
"Our concerts revolve around a strong and original theme, with titles such as Souvenirs, Made in USA, Waltzes, Tangos and other dances, From Russia with Love, etc. These are influenced by our musical tastes, which range from romantic to 20th century music, combining classical hits with unknown masterpieces.
"We are also involved with combining music, theatre and visual projections, providing our audiences with an all-encompassing artistic experience.
"We enjoy bringing music to new audiences and in particular attach great importance to its introduction to young people. To this end we have designed special educational concerts, focussing on entertaining and interactive musical events, that we can perform either in partnership with cultural institutions or deliver directly within schools.
"We regularly give concert tours across Europa (Scandinavia, British Isles, Baltic Republics, Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland) and recently toured China (Shanghai, Changzhou, Ningo, Jinan and Beijing) during November 2017."
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