Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are two compelling, talented young musicians who come from strong and varied backgrounds as soloist and chamber musicians.
Their partnership as a piano duo began in 2013 and immediately received positive acclaim. Winners of international music competitions, on June 2014 they obtained the prestigious ‘Diplôme Supérieur d’Exécution’ at the Ecole Normale de Musique ‘Alfred Cortot’ in Paris, with the mention ‘à l’unanimité’.
Michele and Eleonora are currently studying under the guidance of professors Sivan Silver, Gil Garburg, Igor Roma and Henk Guittart.
They have been appointed professors at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Soissons and at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre of Saint Quentin, where they live. They are also invited to give masterclasses at the Summer International Academy of Colombes, in Paris.
The piano duo ‘Spina – Benignetti’ is an Official Yamaha Artists, since December 2017.
They give recitals in France, Italy, UK and The Netherlands. In 2019, Eleonora and Michele will go on tour in Australia, New Zealand, China and South Africa.
Recital Piano Four Hands
Proposed Programme for the Royal Wanganui Opera House
F. Schubert (1797- 1828) Fantasia in F minor D940
F. B. Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847) Midsummer Night’s Dream op. 61
Ouverture, Scherzo, Intermezzo, Nocturne - C. Saint- Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Four pieces for piano four hands:
Feuillet d’Album op. 81, Duettino op. 11, Berceuse op. 105, Pas Redoublé op. 86
F. Schubert (1797- 1828) Variation on an Original Theme D813
S. Barber (1910 - 1981) Ballet Suite Souvenirs op. 28
Waltz, Schottische, Pas de Deux, Two-Step, Hesitation Tango, Galop
Service fee $1 per ticket
Courier $8, Post $3
No refunds / No exchanges.
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Phone: 06 349 0511