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 (25) and Arthur Jussen (21). Despite their young age, they have been part of the international concert world for years and are praised by both the press and audiences.

In addition to all major Dutch orchestras with which Lucas and Arthur have performed, they also received invitations from orchestras such as Mariinsky Orchestra, Dallas, Sydney and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras, Camerata Salzburg and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. They collaborate with conductors such as Stéphane Denève, Valery Gergiev, Sir Neville Marriner, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Jaap van Zweden.


The 2018/19 season begins with their debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and is followed by the brothers’ presentation at the traditional Prinsengracht Concert, which is the climax of classical music in the Netherlands every summer, and takes place on the canals of Amsterdam. Further highlights of the season include performances with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bruckner Crchester Linz, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester and the Münchener Kammerorchester. They continue to champion Dobrinka Tabakova’s new double concerto, which they premiered in Amsterdam last season, and look forward to its regional premieres in France with the Orchestre de Picardie and in the UK with the BBC Concert Orchestra. In recital the duo perform in Munich’s Prinzregententheater, Moscow’s Zaryadye Hall, Palau de la Música in Barcelona and in the Konzerthaus in Vienna and Dortmund. As ‘Junge Wilde’ of the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Jussen brothers will perform a variety of programmes at the Konzerthaus Dortmund in the next three seasons. They will embark on an Asian tour in June 2019, appearing in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Kaohsiung and Macao.

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. In 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 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 their third CD Jeux, dedicated to French piano music, were subsequently released. In October 2015, they released their recording of Mozart’s piano concertos KV365 and KV242 together with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner. The album reached gold status and was listed by Gramophone UK amongst ‘The 50 Greatest Mozart Recordings’. Their most recent recording featuring works by Poulenc and Saint-Saëns was released in March 2017 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Stéphane Denève). Their recording of the Poulenc Double Concerto was chosen as the best recording of this piece ever made by the French radio programme "La tribune des critiques de disques". 

Season 2018/2019

The next dates:

24.01.2019

Cape Town City Hall

Cape Town

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27.01.2019

Robert-Schumann-Saal im Museum Kunstpalast

Düsseldorf

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30.01.2019

Konzerthaus Wien

Wien

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01.02.2019

Vidzemes Concert Hall Cesis

Cesis

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03.02.2019

Oldenburgisches Staatstheater

Oldenburg

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08.02.2019

Tarshish Hall

Eilat

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12.02.2019

Alte Aula der Universität Heidelberg

Heidelberg

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28.02.2019

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Birmingham

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15.03.2019

Cunerakerk Rhenen

Rhenen

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16.03.2019

Stadstheater Arnhem

Arnhem

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17.03.2019

Grote Kerk Blokzijl

Blokzijl

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21.03.2019

Centre culturel municipal - Le Forum

Chauny

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22.03.2019

Théatre Impérial de Compiègne

Compiègne

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29.03.2019

Concert-en congresgebouw de Doelen

Rotterdam

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30.03.2019

Konzert Theater Coesfeld

Coesfeld

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06.04.2019

Schloss Walpersdorf

Walpersdorf

06.04.2019

Schloss Walpersdorf

Walpersdorf

08.04.2019

Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg

Nürnberg

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09.04.2019

Prinzregententheater

München

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11.04.2019

Prinzregententheater

München

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22.04.2019

Tivoli Vredenburg

Utrecht

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11.05.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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13.05.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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23.05.2019

Lotte Concert Hall Seoul

Seoul

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24.05.2019

Lotte Concert Hall Seoul

Seoul

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26.05.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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26.05.2019

Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Amsterdam

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06.06.2019

Schloss Wackerbarth

Radebeul

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12.06.2019

WeiWuYing National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

Kaohsiung

15.06.2019

Macao Cultural Centre

Macau

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16.06.2019

Guangzhou Opera House

Guangzhou

21.06.2019

National Center for the Performing Arts Beijing

Beijing

23.06.2019

Shanghai Oriental Art Center Management Co., Ltd.

Shanghai

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25.06.2019

Konzerthaus Dortmund GmbH

Dortmund

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Your contact persons:

General Management:

Enrico Fischer

+49 30 5213 702-26

enrico.fischer@kdschmid.de

UK, Nordic, Australia, New Zealand:

Vanessa Tsoi

+44 20 7395 09-17

vanessa.tsoi@kdschmid.co.uk

Delia Kunstmann

Artist Coordinator

+49 30 5213 702-22

delia.kunstmann@kdschmid.de

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Discography and quotes.

Discography

Camille Saint-Saëns

Der Karneval der Tiere

03.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Beethoven

Piano Sonatas

01.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Jeux

01.2018, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Saint-Saens & Poulenc & Say

03.2017, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Mozart

Double Piano Concertos

03.2016, Deutsche Grammophon, CD

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Reviews and quotes.

„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

„Under their hands, the two pianos form one flowing instrument“

De Volkskrant, 30.11.-0001