Free Lunchtime – Piano Four Hands Recital
Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Series
Programme to include works by Schubert, Stravinsky and Beethoven
Laura Pauna and James Redfern Piano
“Metronomic precision, exact dynamic balance… Probably the best duet I have yet been fortunate to hear”– Durban Friends of Music review (2011)
The duo of Laura Pauna and James Redfern has performed extensively across Europe and Africa, playing both 4-hands and solo.
Prestigious appearances include the Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, London; Piazza Georg Enescu, Bucharest; Salzburg Grosse Saal; Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem; Konzertgebouw Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall.
They are the winners of many international prizes, including 1st prize at the Greig Competition in Oslo; 1st prize Liszt Competition, Weimar; 1st prize IBLA Grand Prize in Sicily, and the top prize at the Valentino Bucchi in Rome; and the Mozarteum Prize in Salzburg.
Major orchestras include: Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein; Cape Town Philharmonic; KZNPO; and the International Mahler Orchestra.
They have appeared at festivals such as the 50th Anniversary Liszt Festival, Weimar; Piano Fortissimo Festival in Croatia; the Manchester Keyboard Festival, and the UNISA Concert Series.
Critics and masters alike have lauded their individual- and ensemble qualities: “Beethoven would have been impressed”– Wiesbaden Tagblatt; “Outstanding young pianist”– Paul Badura-Skoda.