The Mack Sisters, Duo Pianists: Czech Us Out!
March 26 @ 2:00 pm
The Mack Sisters, Duo Pianists
Czech Us Out!
Sunday, March 26th at 2:00 pm
“…Suave and authoritative…” ~ Detroit Free Press
“…Duo pianists extraordinaire…” ~ Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
“…Exciting choice of repertoire played with flawless technique and fire…” ~ Music and Dance Press / Tokyo, Japan
KCH is delighted to welcome back Japanese-born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, who regularly dazzle audiences on three different continents! This program features music by Smetana, Dvorak, Liszt and other Slavic composers for what is sure to be a wonderful afternoon concert with world-renowned pianists on our world-class Hamburg Steinway!
This performance is generously supported by Series Underwriters, Dallas & Sharon Dort.
Japanese born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three continents. After winning strong recognition as soloists, Yuki and Tomoko partnered to form the award-winning piano duo, ‘The Mack Sisters’. From Bach to Piazzolla, their diverse repertoire includes a broad range of four-hands piano music and orchestral works.
Together, they’ve won prizes in several international and national competitions, including the ‘Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition’ in Florida, and the ‘Ellis Two-Piano National Competition’ in South Carolina. They’ve also received both the first and ‘Kodama’ prizes at the ‘International Piano Duo Competition’ in Tokyo. Most notably, in 2006 they were selected as Steinway Artists – joining an impressive roster of world renown pianists.
Additionally, the Mack Sisters have been featured in the ‘Gilmore International Keyboard Festival’ in Michigan, the ‘Symposium for Two-Pianos’ in Florida, and the keyboard festival at the ‘Quebec International Two-Piano Festival’.
Beyond the main-stage, they’ve performed live on the radio in Sweden, Italy, Poland and the United States. In Chicago, Yuki and Tomoko performed on multiple WFMT radio programs, such as the ‘Dame Myra Hess Series’ and ‘Live From Studio One’. They were also featured as guest artists on PBS in Michigan and Florida.
They’ve also recorded a highly acclaimed collection of four-hands piano music. Their collection of CDs include ‘Rhapsody’, ‘American Mosaic’, ‘Fantasy’, and ‘Danse Montage’ – all of which exhibit their unique sense of interpretation and flawless technique.
Motivated by music’s ability to empower the human spirit, they have developed Master Classes and Community Outreach Programs, all of which are very popular with students and audiences alike.
Currently, Yuki and Tomoko reside in Michigan where they’ve established themselves as highly sought after educators, performing artists, and adjudicators. In 2017, they were both recognized as a ‘Top Piano Teacher’ by Steinway & Sons.
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.