DISC OF THE MONTH

ZOFO ZOFORBIT8/13/2014 

ZOFORBIT named Multichannel Disc of the Month

"A knock-your-socks-off album of tremendous sonic import, with radiant performances to boot" AUDIOPHILE AUDITION

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PERFORMANCE TODAY

7/29/2014: ZOFO was featured on American Public Media's Performance Today  program for the second time this year playing John Corigliano's Gazebo Dances. Recorded in concert at Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA.

"Their performance was beyond brilliant."

ZOFORBIT is here!

5/27/2014: Sono Luminus Records released 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.  A mesmerizing musical tour of the galaxy!

ZOFORBIT

VIDEO  Beta Cygni, George Crumb

AUDIO CLIPS

    > Holst: JUPITER

    > Holst: URANUS

   > Holst:: MERCURY

    > Holst: MARS

    > Sisask: THE MILKY WAY

upcoming shows

  • 01/25/2015
    California Center for the Arts - Escondido, CA
     
  • 02/01/2015
    The Forte House - San Francisco, CA
     
  • 03/07/2015
    Fremont Symphony Benefit Concert - Fremont, CA
     
  • 03/12/2015
    Music at Oakmont - Santa Rosa, CA
     
  • 03/15/2015
    Chimlisaal - Schwerzenbach,
     

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!

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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

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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 Tokyo 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.  

 

"Energetically and electrifyingly out of this world!"  - BACHTRACK

 

ZOFOZOFO, 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 debut 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

STEINWAY ARTIST ENSEMBLE designation conferred by Steinway & Sons

11 SELF-COMMISSIONED WORKS by noted composerts including Pulitzer Prize winner William Bolcom, Gabriela Lena Frank and Terry Riley

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCES at prestigious venues across the United States and in Europe and Japan.  They have been featured on American Public Media's Performance Today and in a live in-studio performance on WFMT Chicago's Impromptu.

 

"One of the most enthralling piano duets of today's

millennial generation." - SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE

 

ZOFOEva 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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