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Anthony & Joseph Paratore

  • Piano Duo

About

On one piano or two, Anthony and Joseph Paratore are considered one of today's foremost keyboard duos. Their dedication to their work has brought the art of duo piano to the highest level. Their career has spanned now over 30 years performing on the international stage for audiences around the world.  Officially their start came in 1973 at the end of their studies at Boston University and the Juilliard School where they were students of famed pedagogue Rosina Lhevinne. Shortly thereafter, they presented their heralded New York City debut. The New York Times reported, “If there is a resurgence of duo piano, Anthony and Joseph Paratore should find an important place in the concert world.” International attention came to them in 1974 winning the First Prize in the Munich International Music Competition. After this victory six months later, their European debut moved leading critic, Joachim Kaiser, to remark, “They are Princes of the Piano. From the beginning there is witchcraft of ensemble playing with a complete understanding of phrasing, breathing, and trills.”