Christina & Michelle Naughton, piano duo
There's a long tradition of sibling piano duos, with inherited musical connections - the Labèques, the Pekinels, the Paratores - and Christina and Michelle Naughton are no different. The captivating identical twins are renowned for their technical mastery and "have to be heard to be believed" (The Washington Post). They bring a range of four-handed pieces to the Chamber Arts Series. With Mendelssohn's stately Andante and Variations as the prelude, the pair launch into Poulenc's Sonata for Four Hands, followed by Debussy's En Blanc et Noir for Two Pianos. The Naughtons finish with Brahms' stunning neoclassical-style Haydn Variations, imitating a whole symphony orchestra. With the sisters' hands moving in dazzling speed, their unique power will be on full display.
- Freya Parr
Mendelssohn: Andante and Variations in B-flat Major
Poulenc: Sonata for Four Hands
Debussy: En Blanc et Noir for Two Pianos
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn