We are proud to announce that we’ve got two awards on the prestigious online Vienna International Music Competition, where almost one thousand musicians competed from 46 countries from all over the world in several categories.[Read more…]
On May 28th, 2022, the Görög Sisters piano duo played the closing concert of the Essentia Festival in Molina de Segura, Spain. The program began with Maurice Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye, followed by his La Valse in a four-hand transcription by Lucien Garban and concluded with Alfred Schnittke’s Gogol Suite for two pianos. The tales hidden in the music were unveiled in a suggestive performance by the actor Fran Bermejo.[Read more…]
On 13th and 14th November we played at the contemporary music festival, The Day of Listening at Budapest Music Center. Here is Alexandra Ivanoff’s review of our opening concert.
„Duo-pianists Enikő and Noémi Görög (The Görög Sisters) began the entire endeavor with something appropriately iconoclastic: Alfred Schnittke’s six-part “Gogol-Suite,” the first part of which was chock full of references to other composers and assorted musical jokes. Section II was a spooky waltz that took off into a dissonant whirl before exploding and dropping into the primordial sludge. Section III was a Lisztian confabulation of dizzying dances; the IV a fugue that quoted Tchaikovsky, jazz bits, and horn fifths. Section V was a Fellini-esque carnival, ending with a sadistic tango juxtaposed with Hungarian folk dance themes; and VI began with Brutalist chords á la Shostakovich and Prokofiev and ended with a Soviet threnody. I add here, with reverence, that the sisters played this suite from memory.[Read more…]
It’s a great honour for us to be part of the Day of Listening, the grandiose contemporary music festival of Concerto Budapest in Budapest Music Center. At the opening concert, on 13th November 16.30, we will play Alfred Schnittke’s Gogol Suite, the Partita by Balázs Kecskés D. and Selga Mence’s Songs for Two Pianos.
Review by János Mácsai presented in Bartok Radio’s Új Zenei Újság (New Music Journal) programme, 4 July 2021.