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DRANOFF CLOSES SEASON WITH EXCITING PROGRAM FOR
PIANOS AND PERCUSSION

By Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review

The Dranoff Foundation concert series has presented consistently imaginative programming, expanding the two-piano repertoire beyond the familiar scores of Mozart and Rachmaninoff.

“Bang the Ivories,” Dranoff’s final program of the season, proved the most innovative offering yet. In the clear, bright acoustics of the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center in Cutler Bay, the concert blended two pianos with marimba and percussion in music from the late 20th and early 21st century as well as a too-rarely-performed classic.

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MIAMI'S MUSIC SCENE IS BOOMING
By Erik Ochsner, Artistic Director of the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation

South Florida and the performing arts — who knew just how amazing? Art Basel has helped draw the world’s attention to Miami’s dynamic graphic arts scene. Less noticed is the role of the performing arts, in particular music, in Miami’s cultural life. I live in New York City, but I conduct orchestras all over the world — from Finland to New Zealand to France to China, to name a few. What has been bringing me to Miami for the past two years is my position as artistic director of the Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, a homegrown Miami institution with global reach.

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WANG DUO OFFERS LIVELY HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR DRANOFF FOUNDATION
By Peter James Learn, South Florida Classical Review

As Dranoff Foundation president Gabriele Fiorentino told the audience during her preconcert talk Sunday evening at Aventura Arts and Cultural Center, this performance was something of a homecoming for pianists Sarah and Susan Wang. The internationally acclaimed duo are now based in Germany, but are originally from New York, and were Dranoff laureates in South Florida in 2008. Their concert on Sunday, subtitled “Joy Around the World: Holiday Traditions and Winter Time Music for 2 Pianos,” constituted Dranoff’s 201415 seasonal concert offering.

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DRANOFF GOES TO THE THEATER WITH CHIPAK AND KUSHNIR
By Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review

Despite the persistent rain that engulfed South Florida for much of the week, a nearly full and wildly enthusiastic audience turned out for the opening program of the Dranoff Concert Series Friday night at Coral Gables Congregational Church. Olha Chipak and Oleksiy Kushnir, 2nd prize winners of the 2003 Dranoff International Two Piano Competition, played a series of arrangements of music originally conceived for the opera, ballet and Broadway stage.

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DUO STEPHANIE AND SAAR SHOW VERSATILITY
IN DRANOFF FOUNDATION PROGRAM
By Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review

The Dranoff Foundation enterprising concert programs have admirably highlighted rarely heard two-piano repertoire and Saturday night’s “Jazz Squared” concert at the South Miami Dade Cultural Center in Cutler Bay was no exception. Duo Stephanie and Saar traversed a menu of jazz-infused works with fine technique and musicality. Still, it’s clear that the husband-and-wife team of Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia are classicists at heart and their strongest performances were in music of Chopin and Beethoven.

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DUO PIANISTS OFFER ACCESSIBLE CONTEMPORARY PROGRAM
By Lawrence Budmen, South Florida Classical Review

The formidable technical arsenal and musicality of sisters Yuka and Ayaka Yamamoto was on display in a program of contemporary duo piano scores presented by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation at the New World Center in Miami Beach.

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JAPANESE SISTERS TAKE GOLD IN DRANOFF 2-PIANO FINALS
by Corinne Ramey, Miami Herald

Japanese sisters Ayaka and Yuka Yamamoto, who have been performing together for four years as Duo Yamamoto, won the gold medal and $25,000 top prize Thursday night at the 12th Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition in Coral Gables. The pair triumphed with their interpretation of Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos and orchestra in D minor.

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