SUNDAY, September 17th @ 3:00 PM
GENERAL ADMISSION: $20
STEINWAY SOCIETY MEMBERS $10
Tickets available at the door
Program includes works by STRAUS, RACHMANINOFF, PIAZZOLLA, GERSHWIN, and more
Japanese born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three continents. From Bach to Piazzolla, their diverse repertoire includes a broad range of four-hands piano music and orchestral works.
After winning strong recognition as soloists, Yuki and Tomoko partnered to form the award-winning piano duo, “The Mack Sisters”.
Together, they’ve won top prizes in several international competitions, including the “Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition” in Florida, and the “Ellis Two-Piano National Competition” in South Carolina. They’ve also received both the first and “Kodama” prizes at the “International Piano Duo Competition” in Tokyo. Most notably, in 2006 they were selected as Steinway Artists – joining an impressive roster of world renown pianists.
Additionally, The Mack Sisters have been featured in the “Gilmore International Keyboard Festival” in Michigan, the “Symposium for Two- Pianos” in Florida, and the keyboard festival at the “Quebec International Two-Piano Festival”.
Beyond the main-stage, they’ve performed live on the radio in Sweden, Italy, Poland and the United States. In Chicago, Yuki and Tomoko performed on multiple WFMT radio programs, such as the “Dame Myra Hess Series” and “Live From Studio One”. They were also featured as guest artists on PBS in Michigan and Florida.
Motivated by their passionate belief of music’s ability to empower the human spirit, they have developed Master-Classes and Community Outreach Programs that are very popular with students and audiences.
Currently, Yuki and Tomoko reside in Michigan. With their deep roots in the musical community, they’ve established themselves as highly sought after educators and performing artists.
When they’re not teaching or performing, they’re recording: Yuki and Tomoko have established a highly acclaimed collection of four-hands piano music. Their collection of CDs include ‘Rhapsody’, ‘American Mosaic’, ‘Fantasy’, and ‘Danse Montage’ – all of which exhibit their unique sense of interpretation and flawless technique.
This summer they will once again join the faculty of the “International Summer Music Festival” in Naleczow, Poland.