The Latsos Piano Duo
, recent winner of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, has been praised for its “brilliance and stylistic insight” by Los Angeles Weekly.
The duo was enthusiastically formed in 2014 by pianists Giorgi Latso and his wife Anna Fedorova Latso. Since then they have showcased a true passion, deep maturity and sensitivity in their interpretations. The Latsos are a favourite among many concert organisers and promoters with the Internationale Chopin-Gesellschaft calling their performances “thrilling and flamboyant” and the MTNA Society hails their "intelligence, liveliness and enormous charm’'.
The duo performs at concert halls across Europe, America and Asia including Music Center and Marquis Theater in Los Angeles, LACMA, Turgenev Art Gallery in Moscow, Yamaha Center in Bangkok, Imperial Marmorsaal Concert Hall, Ehrbarsaal in Vienna, Linzer Stadthalle, after which the Oberösterreichische Nachrichten hailed them for being “as expressive as they are technically perfect”. Recent festivals include Chopin Music Festival, International Classical Concerts in Rancho Mirage, Schubertiade Music Festival, the Osterfestival Tirol, the Aspen Music Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, Steinway Festival, etc. Moreover, the duo has been recently invited by legendary pianist Maria João Pires to perform at the Belgais Center for Arts in Portugal.
The Latsos have performed and recorded a number of unusual and largely unknown treasures from the duo-piano repertoire, including all the Schubert duets and duos. “The Latsos shine in enchantingly intimate dialogue and impress with their expression of emotional unrest” as German Kreiszeitung describes them. The Latsos are often guests on radios such as K-USC Radio, “Classic FM” Sunday Live, NDR Kultur, America Matters, KCKQ-AM 1180 and many more. One of their recent concert presentations held at the historic Doheny Estate & Gardens as part of the Music in the Mansion Series was filmed by Beverly Hills Warner Cable Television and live-streamed worldwide on BHTV10 Channel.
They have also arranged for 2 pianos and four-hands transcriptions from a selected American movie scores by the celebrated composers such as John Williams, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, John Sousa, etc. and has been hailed "one of the finest transcribers of our time" in the European press.
Giorgi and Anna Latso combine performance and teaching. As music educators, they have presented master classes and lectures at a number of universities in Europe, Russia, Asia, as well as across the United States and regularly invited to perform at prestigious music halls and scholarly conferences worldwide as well as served as judges at various international, national and regional piano competitions.