Duality: Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins

Duality: Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins

Music in the University
Date: Thursday 23 February 2023
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Venue: University Concert Hall
Category: Concerts and music, Public lectures, Social events, Academic events, Student events, Alumni events, Open days and visits
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/concerts

Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins

Duality: Four hands on one piano

Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins are some of the most celebrated pianists of today. Together, they have given duet recitals at many prestigious venues including the Royal Opera House, St George’s Bristol, St John’s Smith Square, Hatchlands Park, the Russell Collection and for the Mozart Society of America. Hailed for their 'impressive playing' by BBC Music Magazine, they have recently released Carl Maria von Weber's complete piano duets on an original Viennese fortepiano for Deux-Elles, and have previously recorded Mozart’s complete sonatas for keyboard duet on period instruments over two discs for Resonus Classics. They have each been awarded Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of their ‘significant contribution’ thus far to the music profession, and have just released Tournament for Twenty Fingers featuring works by British composers from the twentieth century on BIS Records: the disc has received a 5 star review on BBC Music Magazine and has been chosen by Scala Radio as Album of the Weekend.

We are absolutely honoured to have them in our professional lunchtime series this season.

About Emma Abbate

About Julian Perkins


Allegro molto – Rondo from Sonata in D Major op. 6

L. van Beethoven(1770-1827)

Allegro brioso – Moderato – Bolero from Five Spanish Dances op. 12

M. Moszkowski(1854-1925)

Aubade – Siesta – Nocturne: Trois Pièces nègres pour les touches blanches

C. Lambert (1905–1951)

Souvenirs: Waltz – Schottische – Pas de deux – Two-Step – Hesitation-Tango – Galop, op. 28

S. Barber(1910-1981)


This concert takes place at the Concert Hall, in the Main Building at the University of Glasgow. It is on the same level as the cloisters. Follow signs for the Hunterian Museum, and take the stairs, or the lift to '2'. There is a lift and accessible toilets next to the Concert Hall.

This concert is FREE and unticketed. We recommend arriving at around 12.45pm when doors open to secure your seat. The performance is from 1.10pm - 2.00pm.

This concert will be livestreamed. If you would like to watch from afar, please sign up here for the link.

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