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Pia Bose & Antonio Pastor, piano four-hands
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Since forming the Bose-Pastor Duo in 2012, pianists Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor have garnered widespread acclaim for their “sensitive, alluring, and exhilarating performances.” Praised for their "remarkable dexterity and subtlety” and their intimate connection on stage, the pianists have distinct personalities yet share their instrument and musical sensibilities “in perfect harmony, ideally complementing one another” (Versoix Région).

The husband-and-wife duo has received numerous honors and awards, including Second Prize in the 18th International Piano Duo Competition in Tokyo, Japan, interviews for Magma-Espace 2 (Radio Télévision Suisse) and Luxembourg's Radio 100.7, and a featured article in Scènes Magazine. The pianists have appeared in major cities such as London, Paris, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Lisbon, Edinburgh, Luxembourg, Milan, Geneva, and throughout Switzerland. Notable venues where they have performed together or as soloists include the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the St. Martin-in-the-Fields Embassy Series, St. James's Piccadilly, the Palais de l’Athénée, and Preston Bradley Hall, during WMFT radio’s live broadcast of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts. In September of 2023, the Bose-Pastor Duo was invited to perform the inaugural concert of the Roser Piano and Keyboard Alumni Concert Series at the University of Colorado at Boulder, with “Dancing out of the Past,” a program they also performed for enthusiastic audiences at the San Francisco Noontime Concerts, and PianoFest Moudon and Schubertiade Sion in Switzerland. Audiences repeatedly lauded the duo’s charming rapport and its breathtaking, deeply moving performances.

Hailing from different cultural backgrounds (Indian-American and Andalusian) and having followed divergent paths, the pianists met in Switzerland, their shared country of citizenship. They each completed early studies in their native countries of the United States and Spain and later obtained the Diplôme de Soliste from the former Conservatoire Supérieur et Académie de Musique Tibor Varga, where they worked intensively with the late pianist Dominique Weber.

Pia Bose holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder, where she earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and her former teachers include Andrew Cooperstock, Marian Hahn, Joseph Schwartz, and J.Y. Song. She completed further study at the Universität Mozarteum Sommerakademie in Austria with Boris Bloch and also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biopsychology from Oberlin College.  Antonio Pastor holds the Diplôme d’Enseignement from the Haute École de Musique de Genève and the Profesor Superior de Piano degree from the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid, and his former teachers include Andrew Cooperstock, Sébastien Risler, and Fernando Puchol. Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor attended festivals such as the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, the Gijón International Piano Festival in Spain, and Rencontres Internationales Harmoniques Lausanne in Switzerland, and they were privileged to receive musical guidance from renowned artists such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Julian Martin, Robert McDonald, Boris Slutsky, Ana Guijarro, Alexei Nasedkin, John O’Connor, Bruno Canino, Blanca Uribe, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Marc Durand, Ann Schein, and Leon Fleisher.

Passionate educators, Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor serve as piano faculty members at the École Internationale de Genève and the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, respectively.
 

 

BIO
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"Alluring & exhilarating!"

-John Bryden, pianist

Photo: Maurizio Giuliani

Upcoming concerts
UPCOMING CONCERTS

02 March - LUCERN, SWITZERLAND
46th International EPTA Conference
Hochschule für Musik Luzern
17h00


10 March - ANTWERP, BELGIUM
Galerie Dijkstra

26 May - KREUZLINGEN, TG, SWITZERLAND
Matinée - Museum Rosenegg
11h00


24 June - EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Edinburgh Society of Musicians

22 September - CHELTENHAM, U.K.
Music at Park House
15h00

 

Past concerts
PAST CONCERTS
Bose-Pastor Duo

23 September - SION, SWITZERLAND
Schubertiade Sion 2023
Résidence
du Glarier
 

19 September - SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.Noontime Concerts

Old St. Mary's Cathedral

15 September - BOULDER, COLORADO, U.S.A.

Roser Piano and Keyboard Alumni Series

University of Colorado at Boulder

03 September - MOUDON, VD, SWITZERLAND
PianoFest Moudon - 2nd edition

02 August - GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Concerts d'été Musique et Vie

Église Luthérienne

04 June - BELP, BERN, SWITZERLAND

Kultur Schloss Oberried

20 May - NIEDERANVEN, LUXEMBOURG

Pianos Kelly

19 May - LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG

Concerts de midi

Programs
SELECTED PROGRAMS
Fog and Nature

CROSSING MUSICAL BOUNDARIES: HUMAN - NATURE

Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun, arr. Ravel - Claude Debussy

Sonata for Piano Four Hands - Carl Vine

Les Préludes - Franz Liszt

Night Op. 68 - Fazil Say

The White Village

IMPRESIONES DE ESPAÑA II

Fantasie in F Minor KV 608 - W.A. Mozart

Fantasia sobre "Don Giovanni" - José Luis Turina

Pavana-Capricho Op. 12 - Isaac Albéniz

Cappricio Espagnol - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

First Spanish Dance from La vida breve, trans. Gustave Samzeuilh - Manuel de Falla

Rapsodie Espagnole - Maurice Ravel

Dancing Legs

DANCING OUT OF THE PAST

Waltzes Op. 39 - Johannes Brahms

Sonata for Piano Four Hands - Carl Vine

Souvenirs op. 28 - Samuel Barber

La Valse, Poème chorégraphique pour orchestre, trans. Lucien Garban - Maurice Ravel

Dark Clouds

THE STORMS OF LIFE

Allegro in A Minor 'Lebenstürme' D947 - Franz Schubert

Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann - Johannes Brahms

Les préludes - Franz Liszt

Six Morceaux Op. 11 - Sergei Rachmaninov

Alhambra

IMPRESIONES DE ESPAÑA I

Two Spanish Dances from La vida breve, trans. Gustave Samzeuilh - Manuel de Falla

Pavana-Capricho Op.12 - Isaac Albéniz

Comptines - Federico Mompou

Tres Divertimentos - Xavier Montsalvatge

Tres Palíndromos - José Luis Turina

Rapsodie Espagnole - Maurice Ravel

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