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.