Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Lucas and Arthur receive Platinum Record

16 12 2010

Lucas and Arthur receive Platinum Record

Baarn, 16 december 2010
Debut album of young piano brothers reaches platinum status

The debut album ‘Beethoven Piano Sonatas’ of the young Dutch pianists Arthur (14) and Lucas (17) Jussen has reached the platinum status. Yesterday night the piano brothers were handed a platinum award by presenter Matthijs van Nieuwkerk and author Adriaan van Dis, in the Dutch television show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’. In April 2010, the debut album, dedicated to piano sonatas by Beethoven, was released by the renowned Deutsche Grammophon label.

In the autumn of 2011, Deutsche Grammophon will release another album of the Jussens.

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iTunes Rewind: Best of 2010

11 12 2010

iTunes Rewind: Best of 2010

Download shop iTunes called the debut album of Lucas and Arthur Jussen, the “Album of the Year” in the Classical category.

Concert at Clarence House

24 11 2010

Concert at Clarence House

On November 18th Lucas and Arthur had the honour to play for Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall at Clarence House, together with the London Chamber Orchestra conducted by Christopher Warren-Green.

Young pianists pay homage to Chopin

22 11 2010

Young pianists pay homage to Chopin

De Stentor Sunday 21 November 2010 Elly van Plateringen

‘Festival Chopin’ to celebrate Chopin’s 200th birth year. Odeon Theatre, Zwolle – 21 November.

(…) Arthur, the youngest, was very convincing in Two Polonaises, which he played both with a good sense of feeling and structure. With his skilful performance of two Nocturnes, his older brother Lucas appeared to have a fabulous octaves technique. The ‘Scherzo no. 3’ had everything to make him a mature master pianist. The fact that both gentlemen let themselves be persuaded to a quatre mains encore (parts from ‘Jeux d’Enfants’ of Bizet) was a pleasant dessert for the audience, which was highly appreciated.

Im solistischen  Wechsel

06 11 2010

Im solistischen Wechsel

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
05. November 2010 GUIDO HOLZE

Die Brüder Jussen bei den Kulturtagen der EZB

“Gemessen an der Ausdruckstiefe in Beethovens Klaviersonate Nr. 5 hätte man es vermutlich kaum für möglich gehalten, dass Arthur erst 13 Jahre alt ist.”

“Gleiches galt für die Interpretation der Beethoven-Sonate Nr. 8 durch den drei Jahre älteren Lucas.”

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*CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB – Netherlands 2010*

12 10 2010

CULTURAL DAYS of the ECB – Netherlands 2010

These days are set to offer a feast of entertainment, comprising a programme of 22 events drawn up by the European Central Bank in cooperation with De Nederlandsche Bank. This year’s CULTURAL DAYS focuses on modern ballet, contemporary dance performances and recent Dutch literature, in keeping with the particular significance and unique quality of these artistic niches in the Netherlands. A number of concerts will illustrate the advanced musical culture of the country, with its excellent orchestras and outstanding soloists.

Arthur and Lucas Jussen will play on November 2nd in the ‘Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst’ in Frankfurt am Main. See Concerts In addition, the programme includes documentaries, a play, a design exhibition, presentations and discussions, fairy tales for children and a dance workshop for young people.

“Holiday” in La Roque

20 08 2010

“Holiday” in La Roque

We have had a wonderful summer holiday, especially because of the fact that we had been invited to play at the piano festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, a piano festival in the south of France. It is a festival featuring great pianists, such as Maria João Pires, Martha Argerich, Boris Berezovsky, Nikolaï Lugansky Grigory Sokolov, Arcadi Volodos, etc., etc., so it was a huge honour for us to join them! We had been invited to play Mozart’s concerto for two pianos and the concerto KV 365, with which we were accompanied by the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, under the direction of director and violinist Augustin Dumay.

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Le piano dans tous ses états à la Roque-d’Anthéron

14 08 2010

Le piano dans tous ses états à la Roque-d’Anthéron

Le France Soir
Nicole Duault 14/08/10 à 07h49

Depuis trente ans, ce petit village des Bouches-du-Rhône accueille les dingues du clavier. Cette année, le vétéran Aldo Ciccolini est à l’honneur.

Bordée de ses 365 platanes frémissant dans le mistral, la prairie où se déroule le festival de La Roque-d’Anthéron est un site magique. Le chant des cigales et les coassements des crapauds se mêlent à l’envolée des notes. Cent pianistes se retrouvent cette année pour le trentième anniversaire de cette « Mecque » du clavier.

Le plus jeune, âgé de 14 ans, s’appelle Arthur Jussen. Lui et son frère Lucas (18 ans), deux blondinets hollandais, ont fortement impressionné en jouant Mozart. Et sans doute entendra-t-on encore beaucoup parler d’eux… Le vétéran de la manifestation fut, lui aussi, plus jeune encore, un enfant prodige. Il s’appelle Aldo Ciccolini et fête demain, dimanche 15 août, son 85e anniversaire. Derrière son piano, en interprétant des œuvres de Chopin. Il n’a jamais cessé de subjuguer le public.

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Normal high-school students with a special talent

12 07 2010

Normal high-school students with a special talent

Gemeente HilversumWednesday 7 July 2010

“New people teach you new things”
“We had a piano at home that actually was not used very often. So, that’s why I started playing it.” And this is how it all began for Lucas Jussen (aged 17). His younger brother Arthur (aged 13), too, appeared to be very talented. Since then they are conquering the world together. With an international record contract, their first CD immediately going for gold, and a USA tour with Jaap van Zweden, the career of the Jussen brothers got off to a flying start.

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'It's a huge honour to be ranked with such great musicians'

01 07 2010

‘It’s a huge honour to be ranked with such great musicians’

KLM Holland Herald – July 2010
Photography: Jouk Oosterhof

Talent comes in twos in the case of brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen, aged 13 and 17. This year, they landed a contract with classical music label Deutsche Grammophon for their first CD, Beethoven Piano Sonatas. Arthur is the youngest musician ever to be signed to the label. ‘It’s a huge honour to be ranked among so many great musicians,’ says Lucas, speaking at The Basement in Universal’s offices in Hilversum.

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