Zondagconcert in het Cenakel - Lestari Scholtes & Gwylim Janssens

Highly distinguished piano duo known for their mesmerizing sound, highly technical dexterity and intense and energetic performances.

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Lestari Scholtes (1984) and Gwylim Janssens (1985) have been a piano duo since 2003. It is worth mentioning that they began their collaboration while studying at the Young Talent Department of the Fontys Conservatory with Ton Demmers. Since then they both graduated cum laude from the conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively with Jan Wijn and Bart van de Roer.

Today they are recognized as one of the leading piano duos of their generation. They …

Lestari Scholtes (1984) and Gwylim Janssens (1985) have been a piano duo since 2003. It is worth mentioning that they began their collaboration while studying at the Young Talent Department of the Fontys Conservatory with Ton Demmers. Since then they both graduated cum laude from the conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam respectively with Jan Wijn and Bart van de Roer.

Today they are recognized as one of the leading piano duos of their generation. They are known for their enchanting sound, very high technical dexterity and their intense and energetic performances. They have already performed all over the world: Europe, the United States (Carnegie Hall), Israel, South America and in many Asian countries including China and Japan. The duo won several international and national competitions, including in 2010 the prestigious Vriendenkrans Concours of the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In this they were named Radio 4's Talent of the Year.

As a duo they studied with the renowned piano duo Gil Garbur and Siran Silver at the Hochschule für Musik in Hannover. Together they have taken many master classes with Nikolai Petrov, Alexander Tamir, Victor Derevianko, Alon Goldstein, Peter Takács, Paul Lewis, Jean-Bernard Pommier and Menahem Pressler, among others. Their CDs are highly praised by press and public, a 10 in the magazine 'Luister' and a 5 star review in the Nederlands Dagblad.

Scholtes and Janssens will play Rimsky-Korsakoff's Shéherazade complete December 11.

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