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Competition Winners: 1989

The 1989 competition featured the commissioned work, Variations Concertantes, by Michel Legrand.


Duo Goldina & Loumbrozo

Born far apart, in Latvia and France, Arianna Goldina and Remy Loumbrozo met at The Juilliard School of Music in New York City, from which they hold Master of Music degrees.

Arianna Goldina holds a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School of Music and a Ph.D. in Piano Performance from New York University, where she studied with Martin Canin and Herbert Stessin, respectively. The foundations of her musical education were laid in her native Latvia.

Remy Loumbrozo is a graduate of the Ecole Normale de musique de Paris, the Paris Conservatory and the Juilliard School where he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki.

The Goldina-Loumbrozo piano duo team won both the second Dranoff International 2 Piano Competition and the 7th Valentino Bucchi Competition of 20th Century Music in Rome the same year. Since then, the duo have performed in numerous music centers in the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy, Germany, the Baltic States, Russia, and Scandinavia. The duo appeared, among others, with the Detroit Symphony, The Pacific Symphony, The New World Symphony, The Symphony of the Americas, The Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida, and The Latvian National Symphonic Orchestra. They have recorded for the Pianissime, Cybelia, and Phoenix labels and were featured on the ABC TV network in the United States and on French and Russian National TV.

In 1997, Mr. Loumbrozo was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and in 2007 he received the Blackboard Award for Excellence in Education. In 2009, he was named Chevalier in the Order of the Palmes Académiques by the French government.

Mr. Loumbrozo has been on the faculty of the Lycée Français de New York since 1980.

Ms. Goldina is on the piano faculty of Moravian College, NY. The Duo are Steinway Artists.


Stenzl Piano Duo

Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl fascinate their concert audiences with their consummate technique and their incredible sense of style. They are equally at home playing together on one piano or at two instruments.

The critics have time and again heaped superlative praise upon the duo: ”Yet again their musical sensitivity and their technical imperturbability were to be admired”, wrote the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; the Kölnische Rundschau spoke of “unpretentious yet mysterious playing with a dazzling synchronization of four hands and twenty fingers”. The Stuttgarter Nachrichten testified to the “fraternal sorcerers”.

Since winning the prestigious Munich ARD competition in 1986, and the Dranoff competition in 1991, the Stenzls have played in nearly all European countries, in West Africa as well as in North and South America, Japan, Hongkong and China.

With their broad repertoire, ranging from Bach to first performances of contemporary compositions, Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl are welcome guests in many concert halls and at major festivals. Highlights of their repertoire are presented on-so far eight-CDs on the “ARS MUSICI”- label.

Hans-Peter and Volker Stenzl give masterclasses in many countries, and are highly-respected jury members at national and international music competitions including “Jugend musiziert”, Deutscher Musikwettbewerb, the ARD, the Dranoff, the Palma d´Oro/Finale Ligure and the Reding-Piette.

They are professors at the Universities of Music in Stuttgart and Rostock; many of their student teams are international prize-winners themselves. The Duo are Steinway Artists.



Luis and Lourdes Pérez-Molina

Duo pianists Luis and Lourdes Pérez Molina, brother and sister, studied at the Conservatorio del Liceo in their native Barcelona and later at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. They completed their studies at the Manhattan Shool of Music in New York, where they have received their Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in two-piano performance.

Aside from the Dranoff Competition in 1989, they have also been prize winners at the Jeunesses Musical Competition in Spain, the Paris International Chamber Music Competition, the Finale-Ligure and Caltanisseta international competitions in Italy. In 1993 they won the “Artists International Auditions”, and they were presented in a New York debut at the Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall.

The Pérez-Molinas have performed extensively in Europe and in the United States, they have given recitals in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Missouri, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Florida. In Latin America, they participated in several music festivals in Bogotá, Cali and Bucaramanga (Columbia). They have appeared as soloists with the European Union Chamber Orchestra, the OBC (Simphonic of Barcelona and National of Catalonia), the Royal Fhilarmonia of Galicia, Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida, Soloists of Catalonia, working with conductors such as Christian Zacharias and Antoni Ros Marbá. A great passion of this piano-duo team is to researc the literature for piano four hands and two pianos and to present such found treasures in their concerts.

Duo Perez-Molina have recorded two CDs: XX Century Music for two pianos, and Fantasies for piano duo.
Currently, both are menbers of the faculty at the ESMUC (University of Music of Catalonia, in Barcelona)



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