ZOFORBIT is coming....

On May 27th Sono Luminus Records will release ZOFO's third album - ZOFORBIT - featuring Gustav Holst's The Planets and other outer space themed works by George Crumb, David Lang and Urmas Sisask.  Stay tuned for more details about this musical exploration of the galaxy!

ZOFORBIT

PERFORMANCE TODAY

12/31/2013 - ZOFO will be featured December 31st on American Public Media's Performance Today  program playing Samuel Barber's Souvenirs. For local air times, check APM's station list or listen online at the Performance Today website beginning at 9 am ET and for seven days following the broadcast.

steinway artists

8/5/2013, New York, NY - Steinway & Sons has welcomed ZOFO to their distinguished international roster as Steinway Concert Artists.  Eva and Keisuke are honored to receive this amazing recognition!

zofo steinway concert artists

CMA COMMISSION

6/24/2013, New York, NY - Chamber Music America has announced that ZOFO has been awarded a commissioning grant to fund creation of a new duet work by composer William Bolcom.  The world premiere of the piece will be scheduled for the 2014-15 concert season.

mosh pit released!

ZOFO's second album, with adrenalized, dance-inspired works from rhumba to tango to boogie and beyond from noted 20th century American composers.

ZOFO MOSH PIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"...vibrant, beautifully blended playing"

"...a delightful romp of an album"

"MOSH PIT is a slam-dunk winner" 

Watch..."BOOGIE" from Five Days from the Life of a Manic Depressive by Paul Schoenfield

VIDEO TRAILER 

> Gershwin: CUBAN OVERTURE

> Shawn: HARD EDGED

> Corigliano: WALTZ

> Barber: GALOP from Souvenirs

grammy nominations

MIND MELD - ZOFO's first album - has been nominated for two Grammy Awards: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Producer of the Year, Classical

 VIDEO TRAILER

> Bernstein: CANDIDE OVERTURE

> Shapero: SONATA

> Debussy: EPIGRAPHES

> Stravinsky: RITE OF SPRING

upcoming shows

  • 05/01/2014
    War Reconstruction Memorial Hall - Sendai,
     
  • 05/03/2014
    Japan Tour - ,
     
  • 05/04/2014
    Tokyo Opera Recital Hall - Tokyo,
     
  • 05/05/2014
    Japan Tour - ,
     
  • 05/06/2014
    Japan Tour - ,
     

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          "...jaw-dropping awesome!"

                                        - SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

Since joining forces as a professional ensemble in 2009, internationally acclaimed solo pianists  EVA-MARIA ZIMMERMANN and KEISUKE NAKAGOSHI - ZOFO - have electrified audiences from Carnegie Hall to Osaka Japan with their dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.  This Grammy nominated, prize winning Steinway Artist Ensemble - one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets - is blazing a bold new path for piano-four-hands groups by focusing on 20th and 21st century repertoire and by commissioning new works from noted composers each year. 

 

ZOFO

ZOFO, which is shorthand for 20-finger orchestra (ZO=20 and FO=finger orchestra), also performs heart-pumping duet arrangements of famous orchestral pieces such as Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring," exploring the realms in which many composers first experienced their symphonic visions.

Since its inception in 2009, ZOFO has made some remarkable achievements:

 

  • TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance and Producer of the Year, Classical, for their first album MIND MELD

  • FIRST PLACE: 2010 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition

  • CARNEGIE HALL concert debut: May 2010

  • FINALISTS: 2011 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition - only piano duo to be elevated to the final round

  • MULTI-DISC RECORDING CONTRACT with Grammy Award winning Sono Luminus Records

 

 

Eva and Keisuke are sincerely grateful to the amazing fans, family, and arts granting organizations who have made it possible for them to commission and perform new duet works each year, including their first major commissions from acclaimed composers Gabriela Lena Frank and Allen Shawn.  Based in San Francisco, California, ZOFO is a fiscally sponsored Affiliate of The San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.

 

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