Praised for “demon precision and complete dedication,” the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo has premiered numerous works across the United States, including several compositions written specifically for them. Their broad repertoire ranges from works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert to wide-ranging performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka, leading one critic to write that the duo “really lit up the audience.”
They have performed as recitalists and in concert with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, including performances at the Kiev International Music Festival, Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, Indiana University Piano Festival, Seoul International Piano Festival, American Liszt Society Festival, Perugia International Music Festival, Varna International Piano Festival, Moulin d’Andé Arts Festival, Burgos International Music Festival and Infiorata di Genzano, in addition to appearances in every region of the United States.
Praised as a “diva of the piano,” Marina Lomazov has performed throughout the United States, Europe, South America and China. She has won prizes in the Gina Bachauer, Cleveland, William Kapell and Hilton Head International piano competitions, and was the first pianist to be awarded the Artist Diploma at the Eastman School of Music in nearly two decades.
Lauded for “unflappable virtuosity,” Joseph Rackers has appeared throughout the United States, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Ukraine at venues including the Shanghai and Sichuan Conservatories of Music, Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, Banff Center for the Arts and Yantai International Music Festival, among others. He is the recipient of the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.
Steinway Artists and husband-wife duo Lomazov and Rackers each hold the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music. Both serve on the artist piano faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Music in Columbia, SC, where they co-direct the Southeastern Piano Festival.
This will be a performance not to be missed here on Kiawah Island! Listen to an excerpt from Danse Russe from Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky below.