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Piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe promise audiences a "roller-coaster of emotions" at show

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe promise audiences a "roller-coaster of emotions" at their show

Published on Jun 6, 2014 12:19 PM
 
Greg Anderson on his strong chemistry with Elizabeth Joy Roe (both above). -- PHOTO: ISAAC HERNANDEZ

The first piece pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe played together as a duo was Johannes Brahms' Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op. 56, at a school recital when they were 20-year-old students at the Juilliard School.

Twelve years on, the pair, now known as The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, will be performing that same piece at their Flights Of Fantasy Concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall next Friday.

Anderson says in a telephone interview: "Brahms' Variations On A Theme is a very nostalgic piece for us because it was there from the very beginning."

He and Roe, both 32, met when they were freshmen during orientation at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York in 2000. They graduated at the same time, both earning a bachelor's in 2004 and a master's in Piano Performance in 2006.

 
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"We can be a pair of lovers or dancers, or mortal enemies duelling each another."

Greg Anderson on his strong chemistry with Elizabeth Joy Roe


Book it

THE ANDERSON & ROE PIANO DUO FLIGHTS OF FANTASY CONCERT

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall

When: June 13, 8pm

Info: $58 to $158 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg)