“From the moment that Ivan Ženatý and Sandra Shapiro walked onstage at Mixon Hall on Wednesday night, it was clear that the audience was in for something special. Coming off a six-city American and European tour, the duo was the picture of sophisticated elegance, with Ženatý in formal black tie and tails, and Shapiro resplendent in a glittery silver-grey evening gown. Their music was even more impressive.”

Cleveland Debut Review by Frank Kuznik for Cultured Cleveland

The powerhouse duo of Ivan Zenaty and Sandra Shapiro has created a stir with their recent collaboration. The two met through their mutual love and respect for chamber music as passed on from their teachers and mentors, Josef Suk and Leon Fleisher.

They decided to join forces and have embarked on successful tours in Europe and the United States resulting in immediate reengagements and dream reviews that have cited their “distinct voices that fit together seamlessly when they play, matching surges of expression and nuances of phrasing and tone, or opening up space for each other to dash off a dazzling line. Their sound is airtight and commanding, with sharp, precise beginnings and endings on every piece.”

Whether together or individually, Zenaty and Shapiro encompass the highest level of musicianship and audience engagement through their extraordinary ability to communicate and captivate.


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