It isn’t easy when four hands share 88 keys.
“It’s like acrobatics, two people all over each other,” says Liuben Dimitrov, co-artistic director of the 2013 Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition. “It’s like the Blue Angels in the Air Force, flying across the air like crazy. You feel like they will hit each other, but it never happens.”
The logistics of sharing a piano can get personal. “You feel like the other person is always taking up more space than you,” says Yoon-Jee Kim, who is competing in this year’s Dranoff Competition. “And one person has to pedal for both of us.”
On Thursday, the semifinal and final rounds of the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition get underway in Miami. One of the most prestigious contests in the duo-piano world, it brings young piano pairs from around the world to South Florida to vie for prizes of $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000.
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