Anton & Maite Piano Duo present "ESSENZ". an album that vindicates the essence of the piano four hands
-Melómano digital 14.01.2021-
“Just a few days before the end of the toughest year for culture, Antón & Maite Piano Duo, shed a little light by releasing ‘ESSENZ’, the debut album of this young duo that has already established itself as one of the most promising chamber ensembles of the moment”.
“The audacious choice of repertoire is a declaration of intent by these young performers, who have won numerous national and international prizes and debuted at the most important festivals in our country”.
'Essenz' Maite León and Antón Dolgov debut album
-Diario de Navarra 21.12.2020-
“The album wants to highlight the value of the repertoire written for piano four hands, a format that is not much appreciated.
“Works by Mozart Schubert, Mendelssohn and Bolcom form a repertoire of great historical relevance for the duo and an exciting musical journey for the listener.”
INTERVIEW: Anton & Maite Piano Duo. "Essenz" Music with a common goal
-Revista Ritmo. Febrero 2021-
The twenty fingers of Antón and Maite Piano Duo have a common goal, which is “to get to the primary idea, to the essence of the work, to strip away everything unnecessary; it is this process of nudity that we also wanted to capture on the cover of Essenz”, as the piano duo Antón & Maite, a couple who have been making music together for ten years, tell us in this interview. This relationship has given birth to their first album, Essenz, for the Ibs Classical label, which includes works by Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Bolcom.
The piano duo Antón & Maite, winners of the International Chamber Music Competition Antón García Abril
“The piano duo Antón & Maite, born in Russia and Pamplona respectively, and based in Austria, won the 1st prize in the 8th edition of the competition, worth 4000 euros and a tour of several concerts, and the special prize for the best interpretation of a work by Antón García Abril”.
“In their performances, they have astonished the audience with their admirable technical perfection, musicality and strength, undoubtedly the result of immense work”.
Anton Dolgov and Maite Leon start a concert tour in China
-Diario Córdoba 10.07.2018-
“The piano duo Antón & Maite starts this July a tour in China, where they will perform in cities such as Shanghai, JiNing, HaiAn, BeiHai and Harbin”.
“With several international awards behind them and a promising career as concert pianists, which was evidenced last February, when they made their debut as soloists in the Mozart Hall of the Auditorio de Zaragoza, performing the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra by F. Poulenc”.
CONCERT REVIEW: Piano four hands in the Chamber Music series
-Diario del Alto Aragón. 8.5.2015-
“Antón & Maite played the Sonata K521 by W.A.Mozart…Throughout the whole sonata we appreciated the clear and light articulation of classicism, especially in the first movement and in the third movement…”.
“They followed with the Fantasia D.940 in which the phrasing, the character and the interpretation of the same, with a perfect synchronization between both pianists”
“The concert ended with Ma mere l’oye by Ravel. These five pieces for children were performed with great sensitivity and musical taste. Clearly descriptive, it gave the feeling that the performers themselves were telling us five little stories, recreating the atmosphere of Ravel’s music”
Maite León and Antón Dolgov win the Mirabent i Magrans Contest
-Noticias de Navarra. 06.05.2019-
“The pianists won first prize last weekend at the Mirabent i Magrans International Chamber Music Competition, held in Sitges.
“The duo was chosen from 22 chamber ensembles from all over Europe”.