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Arthur Jussen / Lucas Jussen
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Arthur Jussen
Arthur Jussen
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Lucas Jussen
Lucas Jussen
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Both Lucas and Arthur Jussen began taking piano lessons at the age of five with Leny Bettrnan in Hilversum. Lucas (born in 1993) debuted at the age of nine in the Main Hall of the Concertgebouw where he was accompanied by Camerata Amsterdam. During the National Competition of the Dutch Foundation for Musical Talent in 2004, Arthur (born in 1996) was selected Young Musical Talent of the Year.

In 2005,the brothers were invited by Portuguese master pianist Maria Joao Pires to study several months with her in Portugal and Brazil.

In the same year, to celebrate the silver jubilee of H.M. Queen Beatrix, Arthur and Lucas gave a Concert in the Knight's Hall that was broadcast live on Dutch television in 2006, they also played during a concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Princess Beatrix Fund. Under the direction of aap van Zweden and accompanied by the Nethedands Radio Chamber Philharmonic in the
Muziekcentrum Vredenburg in Utrecht and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Arthur and Lucas played Mozart's`Concerto for Two Pianos'.

During the Prinsengracht Concert of 2006, Lucas performed with pianist Lang Lang in the same year, Lucas and Arthur played key roles in the documentary entitled 'Help,l have talent!' that Rovel van Dalen made for the AVRO TV.

ln May 2007,dunng the twentieth jubilee concert of the Master Pianists Series held in the Main Hal: of the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Lucas and Arthur gave a performance of Ravel's`Ma Mere L'Oye', thus partially substituting for Martha Argerich who had to cancel her appearance at the last minute. In December 2007, the Jussen brothers took master classes with Maria Joao Pires in Brazil.
These master classes were filmed by NHK Japan for a television documentary. At the end of 2007, Lucas Jussen played Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2' in the Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Jaap van Zweden.

During the 2008/2009 season, there were performances with The Hague Philharmonic, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, and the London Chamber Orchestra (together with Maria Joao Pires, Arthur played Beethoven's Piano Concelto No.1 and Lucas played Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3) and recitals in the Herkulessaal in Munich and the Recital Hall of the Concertgebouw.

They performed at the opening of the Hermitage Amsterdam in June 2009 in the presence of H.M. Queen Beatrix and the President of Russia. In September, the Jussen brothers played Poulenc's `Concerto for Two Pianos' during the Saturday Maine in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw that resulted in a television documentary made by the NPS(Dutch Programme Foundalon).

ln May 201 0 Lucas and Athur rnade their successful debut in The United States of America with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jaap van Zweden. ln Augustus 2010 they made their debut at The lnternationale Pianofestival La Roque d'Anth6ron, playing Mozart's Tenth Concerto for two pianos with l'Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie,conducted by Augustin Dumay.

Lucas and Arthur are the first Dutch artists that have signed a record contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Arthur is also the youngest artist ever that has signed a contract for this yellow Label. On their first album, the brothers play works by Beethoven.

Lucas and Arthur are currently studying with Ton Hartsuiker (20th century music) and Jan Wijn ( distinguished piano teacher ) and frequently take lessons from Maria Joao Pires.

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