ANton & Maite

After winning some of the most relevant national and international chamber music competitions, Maite León (Navarre) and Antón Dolgov (Saint Petersburg) have established as one of the most promising european piano duos of the moment. They claim the piano duo as a fundamental ensemble in the new musical scene, not only because of the extensive repertoire of great quality dedicated to this formation, but also because of its singularity and nature, in which the search for a common language among the pianists is essential.

The duo began at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón (Spain) with the 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 grades, they specialized in the art of the piano duo with the prestigious Duo Silver Garburg, at the Kunstuniversität in Graz.

Winners of the 1st Prize in the Mirabent i Magrans International Competition, 1st Prize in the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition, 1st and 2nd Prize (VIII and VI editions) in the Antón García Abril International Competition, as well as a Special Prize for “The best interpretation of a work of García Abril ”. They also have the 2nd Prize in Musical Youth of Spain, 2nd Prize in the Ciutat de Vinarós International Competition and 2nd Prize in the Panticosa International Competition, among others. In 2018 they were selected by the Spanish Astists Association to tour Spain within its AIEnRuta Clásico circuit, presenting their project "Samsara" in more than 20 Spanish cities with a great reception from the public and critics.

In recent years, the duo has toured Europe and Asia, performing in venues such as the Grand Theatre of Harbin (China), the Grazer Musikverein (Austria), or the Saragossa Auditorium (Spain), and performed under the baton of conductors such as Ralf Weikert or Miquel Rodrigo. They carry out a large part of their concert activity in Spain, being invited to renowned festivals such as the Schubertíada of Vilabertrán or the Granada Festival. The music press describes them as a duo "with great sensitivity and musical taste" with a "perfect synchronization between both pianists" (Diario de Aragón) and highlighting an "admirable technical perfection, musicality and strength” (Ritmo).

In 2020 they release "Essenz", their first album, under the IBS Classical label, with works for piano four hands by Mozart, Schubert and Mendelssohn, as well as their own transcription of the ragtime "The Serpent's Kiss" by the composer William Bolcom. With this project, Maite and Anton reflect on the essence of the piano four hands, in an album that aims to highlight the important Central European heritage for the consolidation of the genre, leaving a window open to the future.

 
 

Four-hand piano in the Chamber Music cycle
-Diario del Alto Aragón. 8.5.2015-

"... Throughout the whole sonata we appreciate the clear and light articulation of classicism, especially in the first movement and the third ..."

"They followed with the Fantasia D.940 ... in which the phrasing, the character and the interpretation of it drew attention, with a perfect synchronization between both pianists"

"The concert ended with Ma mere l'oye.  These five pieces for children were interpreted with great sensitivity and musical taste. Clearly descriptive, it gave the impression that the interpreters themselves told us five little stories, recreating the atmosphere of the music of Ravel ... "

Brave young people on the

world´s stage

-Ferminmusic.com. Consuelo Allue  19.10.2012-

 

"October 31st...We are in the Fernando Remacha Hall in Navarra, recently released ... The great room stills smelling pleasantly wood.."

 

"The concert offered by Maite León (as brave as announces her last name, her bearing and her eyes) was excellent"

 

"... The piano loves you, not those who cowardly choose the easy"

Antón & Maite Piano Duo

winners of the International Chamber Music Competition Antón García Abril

-Ritmo. 30.09.2019-

"The duo of pianos Antón & Maite, natives of Russia and Pamplona respectively, and based in Austria, won the 1st prize of the 8th edition of the contest and with the prize special to the best interpretation of a work by Antón García Abril. "

 

"In their performances, they have amazed the public with their admirable technical perfection, musicality and strength, no doubt the result of immense work"

Maite León and Antón Dolgov win the Mirabent i Magrans Competition

-Noticias de Navarra. 06.05.2019-


"The pianists won last weekend the first prize in the Mirabent i Magrans International Chamber Music Competition, held in Sitges"

"The duo was chosen from 22 chamber ensembles across Europe"

Dolgov and León awarded again

-Diario de Aragón. 23.11.2017-

 

"The pianists Maite León and Antón Dolgov won the 2nd prize in the Musical Youth Contest of Spain. The contest, one of the most important in the country, was held in the town of Bañolas, Girona "

Winners of the Panticosa International Competition
-Doce Notas. 3.8.2015-

"The second prize went to Antón & Maite, a four-handed piano duo composed of an Andalusian and a Navarrese. The final, open to the public, was a success and they received many congratulations from the audience and the jury. "

Great elegance at the opening of The Magic Nights in Segovia
-Segovia Audaz. 23.6.2017-

"The young pianist Antón Dolgov...played powerfully the 2nd Concert of Camille Saint-Saëns"

 

"The great interpretation provoked a huge ovation of the audience for an orchestra that is undoubtedly very worthy of the name it holds"

Anton Dolgov and Maite León start a tour of China
-Diario Córdoba 10.07.2018-


"The pianistic duo Antón & Maite starts this July a tour in China, where they will perform in cities such as Shanghai, JiNing, HaiAn, BeiHai and Harbin"

"The duo has several international awards behind them and a promising career ahead, which was evident last February, when they debuted as soloists in the Mozart Hall of the Zaragoza Auditorium, performing the Concert for two pianos and orchestra of F. Poulenc"

 

events

21.11.2020

Auditorio Manuel de Falla. Granada

Cycle "Piano con Sabor" POSTPONED due to COVID-19 crisis

"Piano con Sabor" Four hands and two pianos Recital.

Works by Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninov

⠀⠀⠀⠀ PAST EVENTS ⠀⠀⠀⠀

1.10.2020

19:00h Online Concert

Antón García Abril International Competition Winners Concert

Online Concert due to the Covid-19 situation. Live on Instagram with Antón García Abril International Competition

22.8.2020

19:30h Vilabertran, Catalonia

Schubertíada

Four hands Piano Recital in the prestigious Festival Schubertíada of Vilabertran.

Works by Schubert and Mozart

26.7.2020

Cádiz, Spain

Noches Clásicas

Four hands Piano Recital at the "Noches clásicas" of Cadiz, Spain. Pieces by Mozart, Garcia Abril, Bolcom and Schubert.

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