The Transcontinental Piano Duo, Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson, will present a recital featuring works by Beethoven, Grieg, Brahms, Liszt, Barber, Lutoslawski, and Ravel. The Duo will also host a question and answer session during the recital.
The Transcontinental Piano Duo met in the summer of 1990, when both members were on the faculty of the Adamant Music School in Adamant, Vermont. Their friendship and musical rapport soon led to formation of the Arizona/Vermont duo. The TPD has given workshops, master classes and performances nationwide, performing in university settings, at professional conferences, and in community concert series across the United States. Reviews note the Duo’s “impeccable ensemble”, “great musicianship and versatility”, and “delicate phrasing and expressive lines…many moments of brilliance and excitement.“ Recent highlights include performances at the 2012 MTNA National Conference in New York City, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, Arizona’s Steinway Chamber Music Festival, and a 6 university Wisconsin-Iowa tour. The Duo’s most recent recording, The Elegant Erard—music of Debussy, Faure, Bizet, and Ravel performed on an historic instrument–was released on Centaur Records in 2010. Visit the Duo’s web page at TranscontinentalPianoDuo.com