Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo

When: Friday, April 27th 2018, Start Time: 19:30

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Music & Theatre

Spina - Benignetti Piano Duo, Yamaha Artist and Global Music Awards Winner, will perform a beautiful program including masterpieces by Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Busoni and Rachmaninov for piano four hands. 

Full Programme:

F. Busoni (1866 - 1924) Melodies Finlandaise op 27 (11’)
“Andante Molto Espressivo”;  “Andantino”

W. A. Mozart Fantasia K 608 in F minor (9’)

F. Schubert (1797 - 1828) Fantasia en fa mineur D940 (17’)

F. Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) “Midsummer Night’s Dream“ op. 61 (16’)
"Ouverture”;  “Scherzo”

S. Rachmaninov Six Morceaux op. 11 (1873 - 1943) (23’)
“Barcarolle”;  “Scherzo”;  “Russian Theme”;  “Waltz”;  “Romance”;  “Slava”


Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians that comefrom a strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians.Their acclaimed recording of Brahms’s complete works for two pianos for Brilliant Classics Records (2015) has been praised by audiences and critics alike: the most widely-read music magazines in Italy and France (Amadeus, Musica, Suonare News, Le Pianiste...) awarded this recording with the highest rating in 2015.

The Italian critic Luca Segalla says: "...Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti, with utmost care and attention to sound, precisely execute thecontrapuntal game of variation no. 4, carving out a finale which makes one feel as if he’s listening to an orchestra..." (Luca Segalla for “Musica” Magazine, September 2015). The latest album “Lifetime” was released in January 2017 for Sheva Collection’s label. For thisrecording the duo received the Gold Medal as Best Album and Best Emerging Artists at the 2017 Global Music Awards in California, one of the biggest prize in discography. Their recordings have been also presented by Radio France, Rai Radio3, Radio Vaticana, Rete Toscana Classica, Radio Popolare Milano and Radio Suisse. The duo performs regularly throughout Europe: Salle Cortot, Auditorium Opera Bastille,Auditorium Cité de la Musique Soissons, Royal College of Music in London, Grosser Konzertsaalof the Hochschule fur Musik of Munich, to name a few.

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti's partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 andimmediately received positive acclaim. On June 2014 they obtained the prestigious “Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution" at the Ecole Normale de Musique “Alfred Cortot” in Paris, with the mention “à l’unanimité”. They have been appointed professors at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Soissons andat the Conservatory of Music and Theatre of Saint Quentin, where they live. They are also invitedto give masterclasses at the Summer International Academy of Colombes, in Paris.The piano duo Spina - Benignetti is a Yamaha Artists, since December 2017.

Tickets:  £13 standard; £11 concession; £5 under 16
Pay on the door (cash please) or reserve by email or tel 01381 600354
BYOB and tea/coffee available to purchase


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Contact Information

19 Bank Street, Cromarty
IV11 8YE Scotland

T: 01381 600354


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