commissions

We believe that one-piano-four-hands, or piano duet, is the most intimate form of chamber music with two players sharing one instrument and often one bench. There are great piano duet works from the classical and romantic eras and many awesome transcriptions of orchestral works from the beginning of the 20th century, often arranged by the composers themselves. But following that period far fewer works for piano duet have been composed. We are both passionate about contemporary music, so one of our key missions as an ensemble is to commission and promote new masterworks for this genre.

Please scroll down to see the distinguished group of composers who have written works for us, and click on the composer's photo to read more about the commission, when it was premiered and recorded, and to listen to an audio sample. If you would like to support ZOFO’s commissioning projects with a donation, please CLICK. ZOFO is a fiscally sponsored Affiliate of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

 

COMPOSERS AND WORKS

 

zofo gabriela lena frank commissions zofo allen shawn commissionszofo stefan cwik commissions

zofo nicholas pavkovic commissionswilliam bolcom zofoduet.commissions

christian henking zofo duet commission

keisuke nakagoshi zofo duetK

kstherine balch commission zofo duetdylan mattingly commission zofo duet

 


NEW COMMISSIONS SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION SOON:

 

ZOFOMOMA

ZOFOMOMA

...a multi-media concert
experience
with new music and art from
around the world...

For this cutting-edge project ZOFO solicited new works from top composers around the globe, and requested each to select a painting representative of his or her culture as a springboard to the creative process. The result is a rich tapestry of sights and sounds reflecting the cultural, musical and artistic diversity of our world community.

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ZOFOMOMA is coming!

...a multimedia concert experience with new music and art from around the world...

 

MORE INFO

Gramophone nod

12/7/2015 (London)


 

Gramophone Magazine features ZOFO Plays Terry Riley in Critics Choice issue, Favorite Recordings of 2015.

 

AUDIO SAMPLES

> Etude from the Old Country
> Jaztine
> Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight
> Simone's Lullaby
> G Song
> Cinco de Mayo

 

VIDEO:  ZOFO on Terry Riley

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