Anton & Maite Piano Duo is one of the most acclaimed Spanish duos of the moment. The high level of their performances, as well as their personality and freshness on stage, have led them to perform in countries such as Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Austria and China. Winners of 1st prize at the Mirabent i Magrans International Competition, 1st prize at the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition, 1st prize at Danubia Talents, 1st and 2nd prize (VIII and VI edition) at the Antón García Abril International Competition, as well as the special prize for the “best interpretation of a work by García Abril”. They have also won 2nd prize at Juventudes Musicales de España, 2nd prize at the Concurso Internacional Ciutat de Vinarós and 2nd prize at the Concurso Internacional de Panticosa, among others. In 2018, they were selected by the Asociación de Intérpretes y Ejecutantes to tour Spain as part of the AIEnRuta Clásicos.
The duo has toured Europe and Asia, performing in venues such as the Harbin Grand Theatre (China), the Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona), the Grazer Musikverein (Austria) and the Sala Mozart of the Auditorio de Zaragoza. They have performed in some of the most important festivals in Spain, such as the Schubertiada de Vilabertrán or the Festival de Música y Danza de Granada. They have made recordings for national radio and television such as RTVE Radio Clásica, Cataluña Radio and broadcasts such as Clásica FM, and have performed as soloists with orchestras such as the Sinfónica Goya, the Orquesta Sinfónica del CSMA or the KUG Orchestra under the direction of conductors such as Miquel Rodrigo or Ralf Weikert.
The music press described them as a duo “with great sensitivity and musical taste” and a “perfect synchronization between the two pianists” (Diario de Aragón), highlighting “an admirable technical perfection, musicality and power” (Ritmo).
The duo began at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón with pianist Miguel Ángel Ortega Chavaldas and the Duo del Valle, also receiving advice from the Duo Moreno-Gistaín and the Quiroga Quartet. After graduating with the best qualifications, they studied the Master of Piano Duo at the University of Arts in Graz with the renowned Duo Silver Garburg.
Their first album “ESSENZ”, produced by the label IBS Classical, received top marks from the national press such as the Melómano de Oro and five stars from the magazine RITMO.
In October 2021 they will make their debut at the Palau de la Música Catalana and in Konzerthaus Klagenfurt