Yakushev: “…rapturous lyricism and dramatic flair.”
San Jose Mercury News
Mesa: “…musical intensity that was commanding in every detail.”
New York Concert Review

  • Yakushev – Winner of the 2005 World Piano Competition
  • Mesa – First Prize in the 2016 Sphinx Competition

Two world-class soloists combine for a powerhouse duo with international flair. Ilya Yakushev, from Russia, is known for his musical pyrotechnics on the piano. Cuban-American Thomas Mesa is heralded as one of the most charismatic and engaging cellists of his generation. This promises to be a beautiful performance.