Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Young Talent Award for Lucas & Arthur Jussen

09 06 2011

Young Talent Award for Lucas & Arthur Jussen

De Volkskrant ANP/Redactie − 09/06/11, 10:14

In the first year of its existence, Arthur and Lucas Jussen, the two piano-playing brothers from Hilversum, yesterday received the Young Talent Award in the Concertgebouw.
According to the jury the brothers are blessed with a unique talent and shape classical music in a modern way. The duo received the award at the Concertgebouw Diner and was granted a 5,000 Euros scholarship.

Arthur en Lucas – live radio recordings

23 05 2011

Arthur en Lucas – live radio recordings

A new initiative of Radio 4: Concerthuis!

Arthur at Concerthuis Radio 4
Lucas at Concerthuis Radio 4
The often asked for Concerto for two piano’s of Francis Poulenc with the Radio Kamer Filharmonie conducted by Michael Schønwandt is also available, you can listen to the complete concerto here

Arthur and Lucas have been nominated: cast your vote!

15 04 2011

Arthur and Lucas have been nominated: cast your vote!

Hilversum, 15 April 2011 – The Edison Foundation has announced its nominations for the ‘Edison Classical Music Award 2011’.

The winners in the jury categories will be revealed by the end of May. However, the public will decide on one of the prizes. As of today the Dutch public will be able to choose which album will be awarded the ‘Edison Klassiek Luister Publieksprijs’. You can cast your vote on Publieksprijs Edison Klassiek

The Beethoven album of Arthur and Lucas Jussen has been nominated for the prize awarded by the public, so do cast your vote through the above link!

First Concertgebouw YOUNG TALENT AWARD to Lucas and Arthur Jussen

14 04 2011

First Concertgebouw YOUNG TALENT AWARD to Lucas and Arthur Jussen

Lucas and Arthur Jussen are the winners of the first Concertgebouw Young Talent Award, a common initiative of Deutsche Bank and the Concertgebouw. On 8 June 2011, this new young talent prize is going to be presented at the Concertgebouw Diner. Also at this private dinner, the Concertgebouw Prize will be presented to a laureate yet to be announced.

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After his solo debut, Lucas Jussen no longer is one of ‘those piano brothers'

22 02 2011

After his solo debut, Lucas Jussen no longer is one of ‘those piano brothers’

(…) His major, natural musicality and adroitness has led to a fascinating, refined and also dramatic dialogue with the orchestra. For a seventeen-year-old it was a remarkable debut.

Lucas Jussen no longer a prodigy

16 02 2011

Lucas Jussen no longer a prodigy

NRC Handelsblad by Floris Don
Oosterpoort, Groningen 11/2
Concertgebouw Amsterdam 13/2
NNO

(…) Two days later, in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Jussen accurately played a duet with the Russian cellist Pavel Gomziakov. The pianist revealed himself as an ideal chamber music partner. Jussen raised Gomziakov’s warm but sometimes searching tone, thus giving the cello sonatas of Mjaskovski and Prokofjev a generous character.

Lucas Jussen delivers a great performance

14 02 2011

Lucas Jussen delivers a great performance

Friesch Dagblad 11 February 2011

by S. van Ek
Technically, Jussen did not have any trouble with this concert. He had the advantage that he had already studied it before he was asked to play. Because he liked it so much and because he thought it was appropriate for his age. He clearly had no difficulty playing these notes.
(…) The concert was played very well; actually it even was a beautifully played concert by someone with a very sophisticated (and sometimes a little too soft) touché, who definitively knew his Rachmaninov.

In the spirit of Rachmaninov

13 02 2011

In the spirit of Rachmaninov

Dagblad van het Noorden – 11 February 2011
By Paul Herruer
NNO/Michel Tabachnik/Lucas Jussen – heared 10/2 De Lawei, Drachten
photo Marco Borggreve

*****

Today, there has grown some kind of atmosphere around the brothers Arthur and Lucas Jussen in which, apart from musicality, things like looks and age play a role, which hardly was the case with the first of the six performances Lucas Jussen – the oldest – gives of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Noord Nederlands Orkest. Here and there a little more power of tone may have come from the piano, but that will come within a couple of years. Lucas Jussen played the piece virtually in the spirit of Rachmaninov himself: with a lot of clarity and refinement of timbres and articulations, a feeling for melodic lines, and a clear grip on form and tempo. Just an honest Rachmaninov in which lyric and fireworks both have their weight, and without any kind of vanity – reinforced by the excellent cooperation with the orchestra (…)

Not ripe yet but surely amazing

12 02 2011

Not ripe yet but surely amazing

Leeuwarder Courant 12 February 2011
by Rudolf Nammensma
De Lawei, Drachten – Concert Noord-Nederlands Orkest / Michel Tabachnik / Lucas Jussen

(…) it was a proof of courage that seventeen-year-old Lucas, the eldest of the two brothers Jussen, put his teeth in Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto. And that technically he managed to do it. From the dark bell accords, right at the beginning, to the lively finale in which he occasionally expressed a Mozartian lightness, his share was amazing.
(…)

Even more emotions

03 01 2011

Even more emotions

Volkskrant Magazine – 24 December 2010
text: Berend Jan Bockting – photography: Lukas Gobel

What did you do for the first time this year?
Lucas: ‘I shaved.’
Arthur: ‘Dined with Camilla, the wife of Charles, Prince of Wales.’
Both: ‘Recorded our CD.
Best book of the year?
Arthur: ‘Didn’t read it.’
Lucas: ‘The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown.’
Best music?
Both: ‘Classic and soul.’
And the worst?
Lucas: ‘Heavy metal.’
Arthur: ‘Metal, yeah.’
Most important meeting?
Both: ‘The Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. She comes over to teach us now and then. And meeting and working with Jaap van Zweden.’
Do you use Twitter?
Lucas: ‘I follow the news and sports on Twitter.’
Arthur: ‘I don’t.’

This year, the pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon, the authoritative German classical record label. This month their album with performances of Beethoven achieved the platinum status, with 20,000 copies sold.

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