Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Erespeld Hilversum voor Lucas en Arthur Jussen

13 01 2015

Erespeld Hilversum voor Lucas en Arthur Jussen

HILVERSUM – De broers Lucas (21) en Arthur (18) Jussen hebben dinsdagmiddag de erespeld van de gemeente Hilversum gekregen. De onderscheidingen werden de kolossale pianotalenten opgespeld door burgemeester Pieter Broertjes.

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Article in The Oldie about Lucas & Arthur Jussen

13 11 2014

Article in The Oldie about Lucas & Arthur Jussen

The Oldie – November 13, 2014
Richard Osborne

‘It is like driving a pair of BMWs’ remarked the conductor Michael Schønwandt after directing the brothers in Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos.

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Neue Preisträger aus Holland, Frankreich und Deutschland

15 10 2013

Neue Preisträger aus Holland, Frankreich und Deutschland

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern zeichnen Harriet Krijgh, Lucas und Arthur Jussen, Quatuor Hermès und Nils Mönkemeyer aus.

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One piano, four hands

17 06 2013

One piano, four hands

Freies Wort – June 10, 2013
Alfred Erck

On Saturday evening, the young Dutch prodigies Lucas (20) and Arthur Jussen (16) were the stars of the concert at the CCS. An audience of 750 listeners showered the two brothers with sustained applause.

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A bright, long morning

17 06 2013

A bright, long morning

Leipziger Volkszeitung – June 10, 2013
Tatjana Böhme-Mehner

Lucas and Arthur Jussen – one of the most promising young piano duos – play Maurice Ravel’s “Ma Mère l’Oye”, presenting sensitively and delicately as well as with routine the fine and colorful structures of these pieces for children. They made you want to bathe in this tone fairy-tale full of sensuousness and transparency. Harmony and profundity demonstrate the paradox of these virtuoso pieces for children. Lucas and Arthur Jussen are also the soloists in Colin McPhee’s quirky “Tabuh-Tabuhan”. The three-movement work is titled “Toccata for Orchestra and Two Pianos”.

Lucas und Arthur Jussen in Leipzig

30 05 2013

Lucas und Arthur Jussen in Leipzig

MDR

Während ihre Freunde auf dem Bolzplatz tobten, zogen die Brüder Lucas und Arthur Jussen von Konzertbühne zu Konzertbühne, um als Klavier spielende Wunderkinder die internationale Klassikwelt zu erobern. Mittlerweile sind die niederländischen Jungs mit den blonden Wuschelköpfen 20 und 16 Jahre alt und spielen regelmäßig mit den angesagtesten Orchestern der Welt. Unter der Leitung des US-amerikanischen Komponisten James Gaffigan nehmen sie nun im Leipziger Gewandhaus Platz und widmen sich mit dem MDR SINFONIEORCHESTER der Toccata für Orchester und Klaviere von Colin McPhees. MDR FIGARO sendet das Konzert zeitversetzt am Abend.

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Piano-playing Jussen brothers double down on Mozart – and win

29 04 2013

Piano-playing Jussen brothers double down on Mozart – and win

Charlotte Observer
Friday, Apr. 26, 2013
By Lawrence Toppman

If there were justice in the musical world, the list of popular young blond guys beginning with “J” would include not only Justin Bieber and the Jonas Brothers but the Jussens.
Alas, the Dutch siblings are old enough now – Lucas is 20, Arthur 16 – to know how the world works, so they couldn’t have expected Belk Theater to be crammed with people waiting to hear Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto Friday night. But the many who came saw pianists playing with assured, dignified elegance few musicians of their parents’ generation could muster. Their playing recalled Antonin Dvorak’s claim: “Mozart is sunshine,” warming and nourishing.

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Arthur and Lucas Jussen youngest Steinway Artist Duo in the world

05 04 2013

Arthur and Lucas Jussen youngest Steinway Artist Duo in the world

Friday 5 April 2013

Since April 2013, the piano duo Arthur and Lucas Jussen belongs to the crack troops of the Steinway Artists, which makes them the youngest Steinway Artist Piano Duo in the world. As soloist, too, Arthur and Lucas met the strict selection criteria of Steinway & Sons in Hamburg and New York.

Lucas Jussen: “I already spotted our names in the Steinway Artist Roster, among great pianists such as Horowitz, Rubinstein and Lang Lang. We are proud to be part of the Steinway family. Over the years we have become very attached to the brand.”

Affiliation as a Steinway Artist connects the Artists with Steinway & Sons and with each other. They can call upon the knowhow, service and the network of Steinway from any place on the globe. The pianists endorse that they do prefer playing on a Steinway grand piano, as this instrument allows them to perform at the highest level.

Glorious success of the brothers Jussen

13 03 2013

Glorious success of the brothers Jussen

Eindhovens Dagblad – 11 March 2013
Philipszaal Eindhoven – Mozart’s so-called Lodron concerto in the version for two pianos, with the Brabant Orchestra conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend – Sunday 10 March 2013
by Cornélie Hoendervanger

(…) The young pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen played their solo parties in a playful way and with a beautiful sparkling touch. Their timing is perfect, their dynamic gradations extremely balanced. Jan Willem de Vriend and the Brabant Orchestra dedicatedly parried the illustrious brothers, however, a little too robustly. Mozart became a glorious success, obviously also with the many youths in the sold-out hall. Together, both seated on their half of the stool at one single grand piano, the Jussens played Schubert’s Fantasy in F minor, an enchanting melancholic masterpiece for quatre-mains. The expressive melodiousness and the ensemble appeared very natural and organic. The structuring of the difficult final fugue really was a clever achievement. The deep stillness can grow a little more, but it was compensated by a charming directness (…)

Meaningfulness and fluent sound power

13 03 2013

Meaningfulness and fluent sound power

Self-willedness and joy of playing in De Doelen
De Volkskrant – 12 March 2013

*****
by Biëlla Luttmer
photo: Marco Borggreve

De Doelen succeeded in achieving what every concert hall dreams of: a full house with a remarkable number of young faces. They are fans of the piano brothers Jussen, who with their 16 and 19 years have been booked for concerts in the United States and Japan, and have a recording contract with the chic label Deutsche Grammophon. In Rotterdam, Arthur, the youngest one, played Schumann’s cycle called Papillons. His brother Lucas signed for Schubert’s late Impromptu in B flat.
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The youngest brother gave a personal rendition of the various characters in Papillons in a very loving manner, but did not really touch all of them in the heart. Lucas Jussen is further, he gave Schubert’s Impromptu a remarkably high level of meaningfulness and fluent sound power. In Ma mère l’oye, Ravel’s fairy tale cycle for two pianists, the brothers joined their sparkling enthusiasm. With all their success, they still want to enjoy the music. You smell it, you feel it, that’s what you take home with you.

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