Armidale Piano Duo Lena Schmalz & Jan-Piet Knijff
Since moving to Armidale in February 2011, Jan-Piet has spend well over 100 hours playing piano duets with Lena Schmalz. Lena studied piano and organ in Moscow and later organ in Berlin, where she earned a diploma in church music. She is currently a PhD candidate in physics at the University of New England. Lena and Jan-Piet have a special interest in piano duet arrangements of music by Beethoven and Bach. They will be performing Max Reger's beautifully rich transcriptions of Bach's 'Brandenburg' Concertos No. 2 & 3 at the New England Bach Festival (Friday 4 May, 5:15, Uniting Church, pre-concert talk at 4:45). Click here to go to the Web site of the Armidale Piano Duo.