THE MACK SISTERS - DUO PIANISTS
Sunday, September 26th @ 2:00 PM
Kerrytown Concert House is thrilled to finally realize this presentation which had to be cancelled back in Spring, 2020. Japanese-born pianists, Yuki and Tomoko Mack, have dazzled audiences on three different continents. After winning strong recognition as soloists, these Steinway Artists 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 presented with their unique sense of interpretation and flawless technique. This concert will include works by de Falla (Spanish Dances No. 1&2), Piazzolla (Oblivion, Libertango), Ravel (Rhapsody Español), Barber (Souvenirs – Op. 28), and Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue).
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
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.