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 “Their ensemble is spot on, and there is a wonderful

flow to the music under their fingers” 

(American Record Guide) 

 "Both recordings impress on performance grounds and are worthy of recommendation;

both likewise testify to the excellence of the duo's playing and musicality,

making Spina & Benignetti Piano Duo an act one should definitely catch

whenever the opportunity arises"




2017 Global Music Awards Winner

Best Album, Best Emerging Artists, Best Duo

Lifetime - CD for Sheva Collection Label (Mozart, Rachmaninov and Barber)


"Four magic hands for a piano"

(SBS Australia)


"For more than an hour and a half, the public enjoyed this concert to the fullest,

in addition to confirming the great talent that exists

in the two members of this piano duo"

(El Sol del Bajio, Mexican Newspaper) 


"Their two pianos recital will be long remembered"

(Potchefstroom Herald, South African Newspaper)


"Mozart’s Fantasy in F minor K608 is a musical miracle.

The Italian Duo interpreted this work with a impetus that transported us

immediately into the composer’s highest level of genius"

(Paul Boekkooi, Beld, South African Newspaper)

"An excellent recording by a young Italian piano duo winner of many

international chamber music competition"

(Brilliant Classics)


"Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti, with utmost care and attention

to sound, precisely execute the contrapuntal game of variation no. 4,

carving out a finale which makes one feel as if he’s listening to an orchestra"

(Luca Segalla, Musica, Italian Magazine, September 2015)


"Eleonora Spina and Michele Benignetti are actually one of the most

interesting piano duo in Italy"

(Monica Guerci, Il Giorno, Italian Newspaper)


"The piano duo finds a very good balance, with utmost attention to

fluidity of mouvement and shows an architecture full of beautiful sounds"

(Pierre Massé, Pianiste, French Magazine)


"the first mouvement is very emotional, with this interpretation the two

players shows us the beauty of Brahms’s Sonata"

(Marino Mora, Amadeus, Italian Music Magazine)


"The duo Spina and Benignetti imbue the work’s clarion textures with a

series of lovely characterizations, of which the prized seventh variation –

grazioso – emanates an exquisite loveliness entirely appropriate to a seductive


(Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition, international online magazine)

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