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Composer: Yusupov, Benjamin (b. 1962)

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Year of birth1962
NationalityUnknown
Period20th century
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Duo Sulkhanishvili at Gstaad Chapel

Duo Sulkhanishvili © Miguel Bueno
Should the performer’s looks and gestures matter, or should purist listeners shut their eyes and use only their ears? In the case of today’s Gstaad chapel piano-four-hands recital by Ani and Nia Sulkhanishvili, there was no question that what you saw formed part of the show.
***11
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Piano duo Yoo and Kim at Gstaad

Joekyung Yoo and Yoon-Jee Kim © Miguel Bueno
Question: what’s the connection between South Korea and 19th-century Bohemia? Answer: I have no idea, but there clearly is one, since Korean pianists Jaekyung Yoo and Yoon-Jee Kim play Smetana and Dvořák’s music as if they ingested it with their mothers’ milk.
****1
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Piano four hands Getallo & Andreev

Getallo and Andreev © Miguel Bueno
Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad's opening concert for young musicians featured the Russian duo Getallo and Andreev who showed formidable technique but only came to life in the Rubinstein Piano Sonata.
***11
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