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Piano for four hands – The Spina-Benignetti Piano Duo Feb 24th

Piano for four hands – The Spina-Benignetti Piano Duo

A rare treat for south coast music lovers

Four Hands, two internationally acclaimed musicians, one piano, one superb south coast venue.

Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti play music by Mendelssohn, Saint-Saen, Schubert and Rachmaninov.

Piano for four hands provides the intimacy of two people making music together. It also requires two musicians, used to playing an entire piano, to share the 88 keys. Playing together in such close quarters requires perfect timing and compatibility-, delivering the big and complex sound of a piano played across its entire range.

The South Coast Music Society is bringing the Spina-Benignetti Piano Duo to Batemans Bay for the first of its 2019 four-concert series. Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are compelling and talented young performers. Both renowned solo and chamber musicians, they began playing as a piano duo in 2013 and within a year were winning international competitions and acclaim. Their album, Lifetime, won gold medals at the 2017 Global Music Awards for both Best Album and Best Emerging Artists.

Based in Europe, in 2019 Eleonora and Michele are touring China, France, Italy Australia, and New Zealand. Eleanora and Michele are Official Yamaha Artists and the Australian leg of their tour is sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, Sydney.

The other concerts this year will feature mezzo soprano Celeste Haworth (Sunday 26 May), Kristian Chong (piano) and Sophie Rowell (Violin), (Sunday 29 September), and The Chrysalis Trio (Sunday 1 December).


Time: 3pm Sunday 24 February, 2019

Venue: St Bernard’s Catholic Church, 2 David St, Batehaven

Tickets: online at OR at the door (Adults $35; Members and Concessions $30; School Students Free)

Above: Video when the pair have two pianos

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