Christina & Michelle Naughton
Manager: Mark Z. Alpert
Management Territory: Worldwide
"Paired to perfection..." The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Stellar musicianship, technical mastery and awe-inspiring artistry" The San Francisco Examiner
"...this double star could soon prove to be a supernova." Saarbrücker Zeitung
Christina and Michelle Naughton have been hailed by the San Francisco Examiner for their “stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.”
The Naughtons made their European debut at Herkulesaal in Munich, where the Sueddeutsche Zeitung proclaimed them “an outstanding piano duo”. They made their Asian debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, where the Sing Tao Daily said of their performance "Joining two hearts and four hands at two grand pianos, the Naughton sisters created an electrifying and moving musical performance." An appearance with the Philadelphia Orchestra led the Philadelphia Inquirer to . . . characterize their playing as “paired to perfection,”
while the Saarbrücker Zeitung exclaimed “this double star could soon prove to be a supernova.”
Orchestras the Naughtons have performed with include the Milwaukee, New Jersey, North Carolina, Delaware, El Paso, Napa Valley, and Madison Symphonies; the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland’s Red Orchestra, Chicago’s Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, and the Erie Philharmonic. They have also appeared on the Steinway Society-The Bay Area, Artist Series of Sarasota, UAB Piano Series, Chamber Music San Francisco Series, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, the Wharton Center, Interlochen, and Ramsey Hall in Athens. International performances have included the Parc Du Chateau de Florans at France’s La Roque d’Antheron Festival, the Concert Series in Ludwigshafen, in Hannover’s NDR Kleiner Sendesaal, on the Homburg-Saar series, the Bremen Music Festival, and with the Hamburg Chorus. Their performances have been broadcast on Chicago’s WFMT, Philadelphia’s WHYY, Hong Kong’s RTHK, on American Public Media’s Performance Today, and Germany’s Bayerischen Rudfunks, Nordwest-RadioBremen, and NDR Radio.
Upcoming orchestral engagements include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and Madison Symphony; as well as abroad with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Kiel Philharmonic, and a tour with the Cameristi della Scala of Milan. Upcoming recital appearances include New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge, the Detroit Chamber Music Society, Harriman-Jewell Series, Boston’s Isabel Stewart Gardner Museum, Germany’s Bad Kissingen Festival, Munich’s Herkulesaal, at Berlin’s Kammermusiksaal, in Zurich’s Tonhalle, and on the Sociedad de Conciertos de Valencia.
The Naughtons have recently recorded their first album at the Sendesaal in Bremen which will be released worldwide in Fall 2012 by ORFEO.
Christina and Michelle are graduates of the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. They are Steinway Artists and currently reside in New York City.
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