Pianoforte Duo

Pianoforte Duo

Natascha Chircop / Marco Rivoltini


F. Schubert (1797 – 1828)                   Grand Rondeau op. 104

R. Schumann (1810 – 1856)                 Bilder aus Osten – 6 Impromptus op. 66

                                                                Lebhaft; Nicht schnell und sehr gesangvoll zu spielen;

                                                                Im Volkston; Nicht schnell; Lebhaft; Reuig andächtig

C. Debussy (1862 – 1918)                    Petite Suite

                                                                En bateau; Cortège; Menuet; Ballet

M. Ravel (1875 – 1937)                         Rapsodie Espagnole

                                                                Prélude à la nuit; Malagueña, Habanera; Feria

Chircop Rivoltini Duo started working together in 1995 when they followed a two-year course in chamber music at the Academy of Florence.  They have performed extensively, both locally and abroad, most notably at the Manoel Theatre, the Mediterranean Conference Centre, the President of Malta’s Residence, and at the Victoria International Arts Festival.  They gave the world premiere of Joseph Vella’s Concerto for Two Pianos at the Conservatory of Marseille with a repeat performance at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York.  Recently, they performed at the Abbazia di Viboldone, Milano.  Performances with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra include Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos, Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Arnold’s Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings and Concerto for Three Hands, Britten’s Scottish Ballad, Bruch’s, Mendelssohn’s, and McDonald’s Concerto for Two Pianos, and Tansman’s Suite for Two Pianos.  Other performances have taken the Duo to France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Syria, Portugal, England, Italy, and New York.  They have recorded for Ruggimenti and premiered and recorded original contemporary Maltese works by Joseph Vella.  Natascha and Marco are both of them piano tutors at the Malta School of Music.