Tsuyuki & Rosenboom / Piano Duo

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Tsuyuki & Rosenboom are highly celebrated as one of the most exciting Piano Duos of their generation. Concerts played on one and on two pianos have taken Tsuyuki&Rosenboom to the music centres of Europe, to the USA and to Asia. They also cooperated with different radio stations in Germany and the USA. The japanese-german Duo with main residence in Hanover/Germany was established in 2009. Chie Tsuyuki and Michael Rosenboom got to know each other while studying at the academy for music, theatre and media in Hanover. Professor Bernd Goetzke has been in charge of the duo’s musical education and both pianists studied in his soloist class at the HMTM in Hanover.2010, after winning the first prize at the ”International Piano Duo Competition Tokyo”, the Duo was invited to play concerts in the largest concert series of Germany (Weltklassik am Klavier) and they also started their international concert activities. 2011 they were invited to play a recital at St.Martin-in-the-Fields in London. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the series NDR Kultur “START – Young artists Live” the duo was presented to a wide audience in Germany. 2012 the classical music radio station of Chicago WFMT broadcasted a recital program of the Duo. Also in Germany the Duo performed with great success the Concert for two pianos by Poulenc with the Symphony Orchestra Göttingen, conducted by Christoph-Mathias Mueller.  Soon afterwards, they performed Saint-Saens’ “Le carnaval des animaux” ( the carnival of the animals ) together with the german actor Christian Quadflieg. Tsuyuki & Rosenboom have been granted numerous awards at international competitions and festivals. Among other, they were Prizewinner at the “London International Music Competition” in 2010, and they won the first prize and the “Kawai Award” at the ”International Piano Duo Competition Tokyo”, 2011 second prize at the “ International Chicago Liszt 200” Piano Duo Competition, 2013 the first prize at the “International Music Competition Pietro Argento” in Italy, 2014 the first prize as well as the Grieg special award at the International Competition for Piano Duos “Grieg à deux” in Oslo, Norway.Although both musicians uphold  the extensive standard repertoire of the genre, their concert programmes meanwhile also include largely unknown treasures of the repertoire and first performances of contemporary composers. In addition, Tsuyuki & Rosenboom transcribe works from different epochs and genres for their instrumentation. In 2014 the transcriptions of the duo caused a sensation in Germany: “spectacular sounds emanated from the soundboard” and “an acoustically and visually extraordinary event” were some of the comments you could read in the press. 2015 they were enthusiastically celebrated as guest artists at the “Chicago Duo Piano Festival” in the USA where they presented a two piano recital including their own transcription of Liszt’s “Totentanz” for four hands. The Duo´s interpretations are especially characterized by a deeply spirited playing and a unique and colorful tone.Currently the Duo has recorded a Debut CD with works by Liszt for Odradek Records. The Album will be released in Autumn of 2016.

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NameTsuyuki & Rosenboom / Piano Duo Founded2009
Home LocationHannover, Germany
Main languageGerman Additional languages Japanese,  English 
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