Iberian & Klavier duo – Laura Sierra Ramos, Manuel Tévar
First Prize of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition New York 2016
Iberian & Klavier piano dúo is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and international piano duos today. Since its inception in 2009 the duo has performed recitals of piano four hands and piano duo, with and without orchestra, in prestigious venues and festivals in UK, France, Portugal, Italy, United States and several cities of Spain, always with a warm success of critics and audiences.
On June 18, 2015 The Gabarrón NY Foundation presented Iberian & Klavier at New York Carnegie Hall, in a concert to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Spain’s membership of the UN. . The international press described the concert as “an extraordinary explosion of contemporary piano”.
After the success of their last CD, I&K release their fourth album “Springtime” in 2018-19 and 2020. Their agenda will take them to venues such as the Rudolfinum in Prague, Bozar in Brussels, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Konzerthaus in Vienna and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, among others.
Its broad and versatile repertoire ranges from Bach to the music of our days, offering more than 14 world premières of pieces written for them. I&K are deeply committed to the promotion of the Spanish, Latin American and contemporary music, and its collaborations with other artists and other arts such as dance are common as well. They have also been on panels of judges in international competitions, and regularly offer masterclasses in both Europe and the United States.
The duo loves big challenges, such as the performance of the whole Beethoven Symphonies in three consecutive days (project already presented in several Spanish cities) or a Monographic Schubert in three concerts in a row.
Iberian & Klavier has made recordings for the Spanish Television and National Radio, Radio France and the Österreichischer Rundfunk. In 2014 its first recording project, “Café 1930”, came into light. In 2016 and already on his own record label ibemusik, I&K released “Bon Voyage”, a tribute to composer Enrique Granados that combines his music together with works by Bach, Mozart and Schubert. In 2017 the duo released his third CD-DVD dedicated to the recovery of the unpublished pieces for four hands piano by composer Francisco Alonso.