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Irvine Barclay Theatre
4242 Campus Drive Irvine, CA 92612
949-854-4646
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 5 members
Review from Bernie B
Red Velvet 188 events 144 reviews

Good performance, technically perfect but short of memorable.

reviewed May 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Rich Schmidt
356 events 108 reviews

A pair of pianists, obviously dedicated and experienced ladies, played an extremely interesting program of music written for and/or adapted to piano duo and [on one ocassion] piano four hands. The 1st half consisted in a spirited and precise...continued

reviewed May 03 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Johnny Darko
15 events 11 reviews

An enjoyable evening out.

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Performing together since the mid-1990s, Lorna Griffitt and Nina Scolnik have teamed up with a diverse repertoire for two pianos and piano duet. Their unique blend of rhythmic energy, precision, matched phrasing and tonal refinement exemplify not only the highest level of musicianship, but reveal a spirit of friendship and unusual musical rapport. Their many years of performing, teaching, and grooming students at the University of California, Irvine, where they serve as co-chairs of the piano department, have helped to forge their close bond.

Griffitt’s and Scolnik’s individual careers as soloists and chamber musicians have taken them to concert halls in Europe, South America, the Middle East and North America. Recent venues include performances at the Rudolfinum in Prague with principals of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Palais Auersperg in Vienna with the Wiener Residenzorchester, Conway Hall on London’s Chamber Society Series, and the Sala Cecilia Mireiles with I Musici in Rio de Janeiro. They have also appeared at celebrated festivals including the Schlern International Music Festival, the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival, PianoFest – Austria, the Aspen Music Festival, the International Cello Encounter, and have performed with some of the world’s finest quartets, ensembles and soloists.

 

Educated at Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, and the Juilliard School, the duo is committed to exploring the traditional repertoire as well as new works for two pianos and piano duet.

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