Ludmila Berlinskaia and Arthur Ancelle started concertizing as a piano duo in 2011. The ideal meeting of two great musicians that understand each other perfectly on stage as well as on every aspect of life made sparks fly, and the duo started a dazzling rise.
In France, they are invited to perform Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau, at the Pianofolies festival in Le Touquet; in Switzerland, they are invited to the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad and the Festival de Boswil for a world premiere of the entire Debussy and Ravel repertoire for four hands and two pianos. In Russia they perform in numerous festivals, such as the prestigious December Nights Festival in Moscow and in the biggest halls such as Saint Petersburg, Moscow and Nijni Novgorod Philharmonic Halls.
Over the next seasons, they are to perform with several orchestras in Europe, including the Saint Petersburg’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
They released a first album in 2012 devoted to Tchaikovsky (Saphir Productions) which received critical acclaim and several rewards, including a “5 Diapasons” distinction and “4 Stars” from BBC Music Magazine. Their second recording, devoted to Prokofiev’s famous ballets, is the first release entirely produced by the famous Russian label Melodiya since the fall of USSR and the start of a new series of projects by this company.
They conquered their audience with the authenticity of their interpretation, a perfect concord on stage as well as with original and refined programs. Not only did they federate a loyal audience, they have created their own artistic environment, embodied in partnership with the air flight company Aigle Azur ; the duo is also supported by Yamaha artists services in Moscow and by Pianos Nebout in Paris, so that they can benefit the best instruments in all circumstances.
Furthermore, Ludmila Berlinskaïa and Arthur Ancelle are in charge of the artistic direction for a music festival, “La Clé des Portes” that takes place within the delightful surroundings of the Loire Valley.