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Arthur Ansel

The duo of Lyudmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ansel formed in 2011 in France. The musicians quickly gained public recognition, began to perform on the best European stages, and collaborate with leading orchestras. The duo has taken part in famous festivals: Le Touque (Pianofolies), Châteauroux (Lisztomanias), Gstaad (Musical Summits), Moscow (December Evenings), St. Petersburg, Tokyo (Spring Festival), Lisbon (Rota das Artes) and others. The ensemble has released six albums, some of which have been Gramophone Editors' Choice, Le Monde and Libération's Album of the Year, Choc de Classica awards, and more. The artists run the Key to the Doors Festival (Le Clé de Portes ) at the Chateau de Talcy on the Loire and the Rungis Piano-Piano Festival.

Arthur Ansel studied in Paris at the Normal School of Music, then at the Alfred Cortot Higher School of Music, trained with Mira Yevtich and Lyudmila Berlinskaya. He won a number of awards at competitions in Bulgaria, France, Spain, Australia, Italy, Russia. He has given concerts in Moscow, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, New York, including the Corto Hall, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center.

The pianist's repertoire covers a wide range of music from the Baroque era to the latest compositions. He pays special attention to the music of twentieth-century composers - Olivier Messiaen, John Corigliano, Henri Dutilleux, Bruno Mantovani; took part in the festival of contemporary music "Another Space" in the Moscow Philharmonic (2010). Ansel expands the repertoire of the duet with Lyudmila Berlinskaya with his own transcriptions for two pianos, including transcriptions of famous symphonic works.

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