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)

 

« …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

siciliano… »

(Gary Lemco, Audiophile Audition, international online magazine)