Classical music review

Duo pianists offer accessible contemporary program

Piano duo: Sisters Yuka and Ayaka Yamamoto.
Piano duo: Sisters Yuka and Ayaka Yamamoto.

South Florida Classical Review

The formidable technical arsenal and musicality of sisters Yuka and Ayaka Yamamoto was on display in a program of contemporary duo piano scores presented by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation at the New World Center in Miami Beach.

Performing as Duo Yamamoto, the pair took the top prize at last year’s Dranoff competition. Though Wedensday night’s concert was titled “21st Century Classical,” two of the five works date from the last 15 years of the previous century. Two were commissioned for Dranoff competitions, and all five displayed the accessible, audience-friendly side of modern composition.

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