PIANO DUO ANTITHESIS
'Flying Fingers .. There was real power from the musicians, real beauty in the air using dynamic shadings for colouristic effect, and making the most of the music's disarming wit, Duo Antithesis gave a Poulenc performance that was at once playful and profound.'
Miami Herald, USA
'This duo plays with a one-mindedness rare in four-hand combinations ...their performance seemed effortlessly appealing.'
Irish Times, Ireland
'The occurrence of a virtually sold-out Purcell Room must have been particularly inspiring for the Piano Duo Antithesis, the young Greek Players Dimitris Karydis and Petros Moschos, at their recital on 13 February. They responded with a superbly played programme, beginning with an enthralling account of Scriabins rarely heard posthumous Fantasy, followed by Debussys equally rare Lindaraja from 1901. This was beautifully projected, and their first half ended with a stunning account of Rachmaninovs Fantaisie-Tableaux op.5. UKs Premiere of Rhian Samuels Serenade Duo, written for this team and played, as was the entire programme, from memory, revealed a score well laid out for keyboards. Milhauds evergreen Scaramousche was brilliantly and sensitively played, as was a set of Eight Greek Island Dances by Yannis Constantinidis. A truly delightful piece. Finally Lutoslawskis Paganini Variations brought the concert to a dazzling concluson.'
Musical Opinion Magazine, United Kingdom
'Full hands ovations and sky enthusiasm characterized, in the past days, at the reborn Erios Theatre, the four-hands piano performance by Petros Moschos and Dimitris Karydis, two authentically outstanding pianists who gave life to an extraordinary programme. Four hands, one soul. Perfect mutual understanding and musical team spirit. Particularly appreciated, by the dense public, was the communicative ability and the very happy feeling that characterised their concert .'
La Sentinela, Italy
'From the first few bars it was clear that we were to hear playing of significant quality with carefully colored co-ordination, each with a quite astonishing feel for what the other was playing. It was for no small reasons that the word ecstasy springs to mind. We were led into an enchanted world as the pianists glided around the notes with something akin to effortless. There were no surprises, just sheer pleasure in Ravels La Valse, played with a sure comprehending of the orchestral score and missing little of its nightmare essence as it swirled around the listeners imagination.'
The Mix, United Kingdom
'Full of symphonic tone-colour absolute co-ordination and perfect balance Moschos and Karydis presented themselves as one intellectual unity, they even breathed together.'
Fränkische Zeitung, Germany
'The young Greek duo executed a wide range repertoire with a sensational stylistic dexterity and dazzling brilliance. Perfectly co-ordinated, with a clear articulation and mutual understanding of the music, which deceives as being improvisational, the two pianists, play like one human being! . The two pianists played with unique sensitiveness, offering a delightful show of virtuosity. Their performance was unfolded like a game of musical surprises, in which they sometimes produced ethereal, sensational dancing melodies and, on other occasions, they were bursting out with violent explosions...'