Hailed by critics and audiences as musically sublime,and bringing extra, irresistible vitality to the stage,
GREG ANDERSON & ELIZABETH JOY ROE
are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), the duo holds their own on MTV as well as on NPR.
Dazzling audiences around the world, MasterVoices is thrilled to have Anderson & Roe join our production of Night Songs and Love Waltzes! Their bravado and spirit add extra fire to our romantic evening of part-song.
Here’s a bit of behind-the-scenes intel about them…
Ways You Might Have Heard of Them:
Fantasy on Bizet’s Carmen for Two Pianos and Orchestra in Hartford, CT (2018) Private event at the Harvard Club (2017), four-hand performance at Club Cumming (2017), Rite of Spring with Anderson & Roe at National Sawdust (2016) Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival (2015).
Something Romantic About Them:
While the first query on the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo’s Frequently Asked Questions “personal” list is “Are you two married … or is your relationship strictly professional?”
The answer is still no … and no. The duo shares an intimate musical relationship and longtime friendship. This video of Blue Danube Fantasy dramatizes the backstory of their meeting, during their very first week as piano students at Juilliard in 2000. Their friendship has brought them around the world and joyfully close, as Roe officiated at Anderson’s wedding to Craig Berdahl in 2010.
What They’ll Be Performing:
Virtuoso Hungarian Dance (Brahms, arr. Anderson & Roe), Libertango (Astor Piazzolla, arr. Anderson & Roe), Life is Love (Gordon).
Small World Department:
Anderson & Roe met Ted Sperling while practicing backstage at Davies Symphony Hall with San Francisco Symphony in December 2016. Mr. Sperling was preparing for Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Movies with the San Francisco Symphony, Anderson and Roe were prepping for their Concerto performance the next day.