Composers & Collaborators

Anne & Geoffrey are always adding to their Repertoire. Their interest in reviving music from archive has led to the discovery of little - heard or forgotten pieces by well-known and lesser-known composers – Brahms, Chaminade, Czerny, Sydney Smith – and compositions have been written for them and/or dedicated to them – John Carmichael, Edmund Jolliffe, Brian Chapple, Philip Buttall

Edmund Jolliffe

 Edmund Jolliffe is very active in many fields of composition, and we have premièred two of his works for piano duet, one of them in two stages!

John Carmichael

Anne and Geoffrey are always adding new pieces to their repertoire. Among these have been all the piano duets of John Carmichael, an Australian composer living in London and they have now given the UK première of most of them.

A Bit Of A Blow! The Music of Brian Chapple

 Another new work, A Bit of a Blow, has been composed specially for Anne and Geoffrey by the award-winning British composer Brian Chapple.

A Concerto for Piano Duet

Not many concertos have been composed for piano duet (4 hands on 1 piano). Now John Carmichael has arranged his solo piano Concierto Folklorico for piano duet.

Johannes Brahms

 Arrangements for piano duet by composers of their own works for other forces, or those of other notable composers, is one of Anne and Geoffrey’s particular interests and there are many examples in their repertoire. Brahms' 1st Piano Concerto was published as a duet in 1864 ‘having made it practical and playable……to be performed and not, as is the current fashion, sight-read’

Carl Czerny

 Czerny was a prolific composer of over a thousand works, including a large quantity of solo and duet material. His concerto for piano duet - a substantial work in Anne & Geoffrey's repertoire - is one of the very few that have been written for the ensemble, though the orchestral parts are not easy to find

Sydney Smith

The brilliant, flamboyent Mr Sydney Smith, purveyor of duets! Anne & Geoffrey are bringing his music back to life.