Pianoforte Duo with Natascha Chircop and Marco Rivoltini


F. Schubert (1797-1828)      Fantasia in F minor Op 103 D 940

                                                Allegro molto moderato;

Largo; Allegro vivace; Tempo Primo

P. Hindemith (1895-1963)  Sonate

Mἅßig bewegt; Lebhaft; Ruhig bewegt

S. Barber (1910-1981)          Souvenirs Ballet Suite Op 28

                                                Waltz; Schottische; Pas de deux;

Two-Step; Hesitation-Tango; Galop

L. Bernstein (1918-1990)     Overture from Candide

                                                Allegro molto con brio

Duo Chircop Rivoltini started working together in 1995 when they followed a two-year course in chamber music at the Academy of Florence, Italy. They have performed locally at the Manoel Theatre, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, at the President of Malta’s Residence and at the Victoria Arts Festival, Gozo. They have given the world premiere of J. Vella’s Concerto for Two Pianos at the Conservatory of Marseilles and a repetition of this work at the Lincoln Centre, New York. Performances with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra include Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos, Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals, Arnold Concerto for Piano Duet and Strings, Arnold Concerto for Three Hands, Britten Scottish Ballad, Bruch Concerto for Two Pianos, Mendelssohn Concerto for Two Pianos, McDonald Concerto for Two Pianos and Tansman Suite for Two Pianos.  They have presented a recital at the Abbazia di Viboldone, Milano (Italy). Other recitals have taken them to France, Germany, Spain, Greece, Syria, Portugal, England, Italy and New York. They have recorded for Rugginenti and original contemporary Maltese works by Joseph Vella.  They are both piano tutors at the Malta School of Music.