The Yoshie and Takashi Duo played superbly. Their high voltage performance combined funky soul and pianistic fireworks with equal enthusiasm.
-MiamiHerald, Dec. 2005
A precious night which gently reminds me of all the memories in my life.
– MUSICA NOVA, March 2016
The two overcame the difficulties by aspiring perfect harmony, which led the audience into their play.
– Monthly Ongaku Gendai, January 2015
They are on a far different level from other piano duos.
– Ongakunotomo, January 2015
Their superior techniques were far beyond my expectation of how much pianists could bring out the best in techniques.
– Ongakunotomo, September 2014
Pianoduo DUOR (Yoshie SHIRAMIZU & Takashi FUJII)
～DUOR～ the two pianists form bright harmony
Takashi FUJII graduated from the graduate school of Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai). He completed the soloist class (Konzertexamen) and piano duo class with the best mark at Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany. He studied in Germany as a scholar of Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
He currently serves as faculty member at Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo, Japan.
Yoshie SHIRAMIZU graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. She completed the soloist class (Konzertexamen) and piano duo class with the best mark at Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts in Germany. In Germany, she studied as a scholar of the Nomura Cultural Foundation in Japan and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
She currently serves as faculty member at Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo, Japan.
They’ve received numerous international awards since they formed a piano duo in Germany in 2004. Since then, DUOR has received a high evaluation and attention from their performance, at more than 600 stages including concerts with/without orchestra, lectures, NHK-BS (TV), FM radio, in Japan and overseas.
Their 6th album “GOLDBERG-VARIATIONEN fuer 2 KLAVIERE” released in 2016 was selected as the best album by a magazine “Record Geijutsu“, as well as nominated at the Record Academy Award for musical composition.
The duo released their 7th album in 2018 autumn, conducted a tour in Germany in October, and held a recital tour in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in November and December.
In recent years, they are dedicated to training the young piano duo. They are highly expected to become leaders who pave the way for piano duo via seminars at SAINOKUNI Saitama Arts Theater, KAWAI UMEDA as well as universities including Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Doshisha Women’s College of Liveral Arts and Soai University.
Both Takashi & Yoshie will be the Jury of 23rd Japan PIARA Piano Competition at Hamamatsu, Japan, in July 2019.
YouTube: DUOR Channel
Yoshie SHIRAMIZU & Takashi FUJII
An ABRSM examiner will be appointed to the jury panel