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Quattro Mani

The duo piano team Quattro Mani has gained high praise from both critics and audiences for their concerts and recordings. Formed in 1989, Quattro Mani has performed throughout the USA and Europe. The duo’s special interest in twentieth century repertoire has led to dedications and collaborations with many composers, including George Crumb, Joan Tower, Paul Lansky, Poul Ruders and Frederic Rzewski. Pianists Susan Grace and Steven Beck bring together two distinguished careers. Each has earned recognition as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad. Both artists share a special interest in the vast repertoire for two pianos and the unique collaboration involved in its performance.

For the upcoming Austin Symphony concerts featuring Paul Lansky’s ‘Shapeshifters’ and Graham Fitkin’s ‘Circuit’, pianist Susan Grace of Quattro Mani will be joined by the stellar young virtuoso, Steven Beck. Mr. Beck has just returned from Europe, where he recorded Peter Lieberson’s Piano Concerto No. 3 for Bridge Records. He will be playing in Austin in place of Alice Rybak, due to a health emergency.

Program
Beethoven Overture to Fidelio, Op. 72c
Lansky Shapeshifters (Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra)
Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Delius Prelude to Irmelin
Fitkin Circuit (for Two Pianos and Orchestra)
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