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ZOFO duet

Mason Bates White Lies for Lomax
Keisuke Nakagoshi Synæsthesia (for four hands)
Takemitsu Rain Tree Sketch
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring (for four-hands)
Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36


"...jaw-dropping awesome!"

- San Francisco Examiner

Since joining forces as a professional ensemble in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists Eva-Maria Zimmermann and Keisuke Nakagoshi–– ZOFO ––have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Osaka Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands. This Grammy nominated, prize winning duo––one of only a handful of ensembles worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets - is blazing a bold new path for piano-four-hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year.

ZOFO, which is shorthand for 20-finger orchestra (ZO=20 and FO=finger orchestra), also performs heart-pumping duet arrangements of famous orchestral pieces such as Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, exploring the realms in which many composers first experienced their symphonic visions.

Since its inception in 2009, ZOFO has made some remarkable achievements:

Two Grammy Nominations: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Producer of the Year, Classical, for their first album MIND MELD
First Place: 2010 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition
Carnegie Hall concert debut: May 2010
Finalists: 2011 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition - only piano duo to be elevated to the final round
Multi-Disc Recording Contract with Grammy Award winning Sono Luminus Records

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  • dorothy

    Sorry, I was sick and did not attend. Hopefully I can attend next time and meet you all.

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone, this is my first event with this meetup-- looking forward to meeting you! I'll be wearing lime green shoes and carrying a dark green bag, and I'll keep an eye out for you all...

    October 4, 2013

  • makela c.

    Tickets can be purchased by going to If you are a Conservatory alum please contact me directly for your ticket.

    September 20, 2013

  • dorothy

    My name is Dorothy, have been living in the bay area for 30 years, had a music education background back East. Love Brahms, and looking forward to this event.

    September 16, 2013

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