Manuel Tévar & Laura Sierra

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First Prize of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition New York 2016

Iberian Piano Duo ist heute zweifellos eines der attraktivsten und internationalsten Klavier-Duos. Seit seiner Gründung 2009 konzertiert das Duo zu vier Händen mit und ohne Orchester bei renommierten Festivals in Spanien, Großbritannien, Frankreich, Portugal, Italien, USA, immer mit großem Erfolg vor Kritikern und Publikum.

2015 konzertierte das Duo in der New York Carnegie Hall zum 60. Jahrestag der Mitgliedschaft Spaniens in der UNO.

Konzerte mit Orchestern in Spanien (Granada, Las Palmas, Madrid, Tres Cantos, Cádiz mit den Orchestern RTVE, Córdoba und Valencia), im Rudolfinum Prag, Wiener Konzerhaus, Berliner Konzerthaus, Salle Cortot, Mozarteum Salzburg, Asien und Nordamerika. Das breite und vielseitige Repertoire reicht von Bach bis zur Moderne und bietet mehr als 14 Uraufführungen. Manuel und Laura engagieren sich intensiv für spanische, lateinamerikanische und zeitgenössische Musik.

Das Duo präsentierte sowohl die gesamten Beethoven-Symphonien in drei Tagen, als auch eine Monografie Schubert in drei Konzerten.

Aufnahmen für das spanische Fernsehen, das nationale Radio de France, ORF u.a. CD Aufnahmen: “Café 1930”, “Bon Voyage”, Hommage an Enrique Granados, Werke von Bach, Mozart und Schubert und Werke des Komponisten Francisco Alonso.

Seit 2016 ist das Duo Kulturbotschafter der Gabarrón NY Foundation, Iberia.

Some Press Excerpts:

“The concert for two pianos offered by the duo Iberian & Klavier in New York on Thursday night was received with overflowing enthusiasm by one of the most knowledgeable and demanding audiences in the world….”.

Diario ABC (New York Carnegie Hall’s debut)

“Laura and Manuel can only hear the long and intoxicating applause of the audience that was lucky getting a ticket for the event. Its ode is definitely an Ode to the triple joy: that of success, that of the accomplished challenge and that of the body that rests”.

Pedro Unamuno, Diario El Mundo (Beethoven 9 Symphonies cycle in 72h).

“A music played by Laura and Manuel with undeniable technical solvency and, in addition, with a special emotional intensity. Both pianists extracted from the keyboard a wide and varied color, an extraordinary dynamic range with delicate pianissimos and powerful and resounding fortissimos, with elegance and distinction”.

Blog Zarzuelerías (“El piano del Maestro Alonso” concert).

“Francisco Alonso reviwes in the meticulous labor of Iberian&Klavier piano duo: performers delivered to a particularly endearing reconstruction of his music”.

Alberto González Lapuente, ABC Cultural- (“El piano del Maestro Alonso” CD-DVD)

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is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and international piano duos today. Since its inception in 2009 the duo has performed recitals of piano four hands and piano duo, with and without orchestra, in prestigious venues and festivals in UK, France, Portugal, Italy, United States and several cities of Spain, always with a warm success of critics and audiences.

On June 18, 2015 The Gabarrón NY Foundation presented Iberian & Klavier at New York Carnegie Hall, in a concert to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Spain’s membership of the UN. The international press described the concert as “an extraordinary explosion of contemporary piano”.

Its broad and versatile repertoire ranges from Bach to the music of our days, offering more than 14 world premières of pieces written for them. I&K are deeply committed to the promotion of the Spanish, Latin American and contemporary music, and its collaborations with other artists and other arts such as dance are common as well.

The duo loves big challenges, such as the performance of the whole Beethoven Symphonies in three consecutive days (project already presented in several Spanish cities) or a Monographic Schubert in three concerts in a row.

Iberian & Klavier has made recordings for the Spanish Television and National Radio, Radio France and the Österreichischer Rundfunk. In 2014 its first recording project, “Café 1930”, came into light. In 2016 and already on his own record label ibemusik, I&K released “Bon Voyage”, a tribute to composer Enrique Granados that combines his music together with works by Bach, Mozart and Schubert. In 2017 the duo has recorded his new CD-DVD dedicated to the recovery of the unpublished pieces for four hands piano by composer Francisco Alonso.

During the last seasons I&K has offered recitals in Italy and in many Spanish cities, as well as concerts with orchestras in Germany and Spain. Among his most recent and upcoming commitments are recitals in Granada, Las Palmas, Madrid, Tres Cantos, Cádiz as well as performances with the RTVE, Córdoba and Valencia Orchestras.

In 2019-2020, I&K piano duo will play at Rudolfinum Prague, Wiener Konzerhaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Salle Cortot, Mozarteum Salzburg, in 2020 they will be presented in Asia and perform concerts in North America, Europe, and Spain, recitals and with an orchestra as soloists. Since 2016 Iberian & Klavier is Cultural Ambassador of The Gabarrón NY Foundation, Iberia Classics’ Artist and Hinves Pianos’ Artist.