Twin Sisters and Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton Make Houston Debut at SPA Tonight
Twin piano virtuosos, Christina and Michelle Naughton, will make their Houston debut tonight, May 16, 2014, at 8 p.m. in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts.
Christina and Michelle Naughton are captivating audiences from around the globe with their mastery of showcasing celebrated works of the great composers. Their Houston program will include Felix Mendelssohn's Andante and Variations in B-flat major for 4 hands Op.83a; Franz Schubert's Allegro in A minor for 4 hands "Lebensturme"; Maurice Ravel's "La Valse" for Two Pianos; and Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring for Two Pianos.
Christina and Michelle Naughton have toured the world with their intricate and beautiful four-hands and two-piano playing. Graduates of Juilliard and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize, the Steinway Artists began their piano studies at the age of 4.
Orchestras the Naughtons have performed with include the Philadelphia, Milwaukee, New Jersey, North Carolina, Delaware, El Paso, Napa Valley and Madison Symphonies; the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland's Red Orchestra, Chicago's Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic and the Erie Philharmonic. They have also appeared on the Steinway Society-The Bay Area, Artist Series of Sarasota, UAB Piano Series, Chamber Music San Francisco Series, Kingston Chamber Music Festival, at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the Schubert Club in St. Paul, the Wharton Center, the South Orange Performing Arts Center and Ramsey Hall in Athens.
International performances have included the Parc Du Chateau de Florans at France's La Roque d'Antheron Festival; the Concert Series in Ludwigshafen; Hannover's NDR Kleiner Sendesaal; the Homburg-Saar series; the Bremen Music Festival; and with the Hamburg Chorus. Their performances have been broadcast on New York's WQXR, Chicago's WFMT, Philadelphia's WHYY, Boston's WQED, Atlanta's WABE, Hong Kong's RTHK, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, American Public Media's "Performance Today" and more.