Soloist

Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Piano

Biography – about the artist.

‘It is like driving a pair of BMWs’, remarked conductor Michael Schønwandt, after directing the Dutch brothers Lucas (29) and Arthur Jussen (26). Despite their young age, they have been part of the international concert world for years and are praised vigorously by both press and audience.

The Jussen brothers have performed with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestras, Concertgebouworkest, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, as well as Montréal, Sydney, Singapore and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras. They collaborate with renowned conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Christoph Eschenbach, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Jaap van Zweden.

In July 2022, the Jussen brothers made their debut at the Tanglewood Festival (USA). Together with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andris Nelsons, they gave the US premiere of "Anka kuşu" (Phoenix) for piano four-hands and orchestra, written for them by Fazıl Say. In the beginning of the new season, they will tour Europe together with the Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer. Guest engagements in 2022/2023 will take them to Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Houston Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, São Paulo Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, hr-Sinfonieorchester, WDR Sinfonieorchester and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. They are also "Artists in Residence" with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. In recitals, the duo can be seen in Berlin, London, Paris, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Essen and Dortmund.


Lucas and Arthur received their first piano lessons in their native town of Hilversum. It became clear quickly that they were great talents. As children, they were already invited to perform for the Dutch Queen Beatrix. First awards at competitions followed shortly. In 2005, the brothers studied in Portugal and Brazil for nearly a year at the invitation of Portuguese master pianist Maria João Pires. During the following years they took lessons from both Pires and two renowned Dutch teachers. Lucas completed his studies with Menahem Pressler in the US and with Dmitri Bashkirov in Madrid. Arthur graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory, where he studied with Jan Wijn.

Recording exclusively with Deutsche Grammophon since 2010, their debut CD with works by Beethoven received platinum status and was awarded the Edison Klassiek audience award. A Schubert recording and Jeux, a CD dedicated to French piano music, were subsequently released. Their recording of Mozart’s piano concertos KV 365 and KV 242 together with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Sir Neville Marriner reached gold status. The Jussen brothers also recorded Poulenc’s double piano concerto and Saint-Saëns’ ‘The Carnival of the Animals’ with the Concertgebouworkest and Stéphane Denève, as well as concertos and chorales by Bach with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. On "The Russian Album" (March 2021) they interpret works for two pianos by Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky and Arensky. The latest addition to their discography is "Dutch Masters" (April 2022) which is devoted to works by Dutch composers, including a collaboration with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Karina Canellakis. The recording was awarded an Edison Klassiek in the category "Chamber Music" as well as the audience award in September 2022.

SEASON 2022/2023


Orchestra.

Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Lucas and Arthur Jussen, together with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, are bringing a new work by Fazıl Say, written for them and beautifully named "Phoenix", to European stages.

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Amsterdam Sinfonietta

Lucas and Arthur Jussen, together with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, are bringing a new work by Fazıl Say, written for them and beautifully named "Phoenix", to European stages.

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The next dates:

01.12.2022

TAQA Theater De Vest

Alkmaar

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02.12.2022

Philharmonie Haarlem

Haarlem

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03.12.2022

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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04.12.2022

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

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05.12.2022

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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16.12.2022

Chassé Theater & Cinema Breda

Breda

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17.12.2022

Parkstad Limburg Theaters Heerlen

Heerlen

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18.12.2022

Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Eindhoven

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20.12.2022

Concertzaal Tilburg

Tilburg

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21.12.2022

Eurogress Aachen

Aachen

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22.12.2022

Theater a/h Vrijthof

Maastricht

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23.12.2022

Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven

Eindhoven

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07.01.2023

Schloss Ulrichshusen

Ulrichshusen A. D. Müritz / Waren

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08.01.2023

Schloss Ulrichshusen

Ulrichshusen A. D. Müritz / Waren

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19.01.2023

Philharmonie Essen

Essen

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22.01.2023

Konserthuset Stockholm

Stockholm

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23.01.2023

Wigmore Hall

London

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24.01.2023

Schlosstheater Celle

Celle

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25.01.2023

Philharmonie Berlin

Berlin

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26.01.2023

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Stuttgart

Stuttgart

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31.01.2023

Teatro Civico della Spezia

La Spezia

01.02.2023

Kultur Casino Bern

Bern

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04.02.2023

Queen Elisabeth Hall

Antwerp

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12.02.2023

The Society of the Four Arts

Palm Beach

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17.02.2023

The Society for Performing Arts

Houston

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18.02.2023

The Society for Performing Arts

Houston

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19.02.2023

The Society for Performing Arts

Houston

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05.03.2023

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

Paris

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09.03.2023

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Frankfurt

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10.03.2023

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Frankfurt

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11.03.2023

Société de Musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds

La Chaux-de-fonds

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12.03.2023

La Coursive Scène Nationale La Rochelle

La Rochelle Cedex 1

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16.03.2023

Auditorium Verdi Milano

Milano

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17.03.2023

Auditorium Verdi Milano

Milano

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19.03.2023

Teatro Gerolamo

Milan

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19.03.2023

Auditorium Verdi Milano

Milano

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23.03.2023

Sala São Paulo

São Paulo

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24.03.2023

Sala São Paulo

São Paulo

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25.03.2023

Sala São Paulo

São Paulo

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31.03.2023

The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver

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31.03.2023

The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver

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01.04.2023

The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver

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01.04.2023

The Orpheum Vancouver

Vancouver

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16.04.2023

Musikverein Wien

Wien

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17.04.2023

Festspielhaus St. Pölten

St. Pölten

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18.04.2023

Musikverein Wien

Wien

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20.04.2023

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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21.04.2023

Elbphilharmonie

Hamburg

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26.04.2023

Konzert- und Kongresszentrum Harmonie

Heilbronn

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27.04.2023

Heinrich-Lades-Halle, Kongresszentrum

Erlangen

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28.04.2023

Frankfurter Hof

Mainz

29.04.2023

Musikkenshus Aalborg

Aalborg

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Enrico Fischer

+49 30 5213 702-26

enrico.fischer@kdschmid.de

UK, Ireland, Nordic, Australia and New Zealand:

Spiros Chatziangelou

+44 20 7395 09-17

spiros.chatziangelou@kdschmid.co.uk

Delia Kunstmann

Senior Artist Coordinator

+49 30 5213 702-22

delia.kunstmann@kdschmid.de

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Discography.

Dutch Masters

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra / Karina Canellakis

04.2022, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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The Russian Album

03.2021, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Bach

09.2019, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Der Karneval der Tiere

03.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Jeux

01.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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News.

Summer Festivals 2022

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Edison Klassiek Award

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Summer Festivals 2022

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Tanglewood 2022

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Summer Festivals 2022

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New release "Dutch Masters", Deutsche Grammophon

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Premiere in Munich

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Press.

„The Jussens played as one, blazing along the keyboard with precision and breathtaking dynamism. Their energy and commitment carried over to the orchestra and drove the concerto to a cathartic conclusion, with the audience in the Shed rising to its feet with a roar, continually recalling them and Nelsons to the stage.“

Bachtrack, Kevin Wells, 20.07.2022

„It’s not quite that only their mother can tell them apart, but on hearing them play these two duet concertos (CD Mozart double concertos), even she might struggle.“

Gramophone, David Threasher,, 05.01.2016