Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo

Bio

Viney-Grinberg Piano Duo

Liam Viney and Anna Grinberg, an Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Queensland School of Music, have performed in festivals, major series, live radio broadcasts, and with orchestras in Australia, the United States, and in Israel. Described as “barnstorming” (The Australian) and “unforgettable - sure to be Best of 2011 – the most compelling case for the beauty and variety of two piano repertory this reviewer has ever heard” (Los Angeles Times), the duo is committed to exploring classics of the two-piano repertoire, but also contributes to the ongoing expansion of that literature through commissioning composers – thirteen new works have been written for them to date, and they have performed world and Australian premieres of music by composers such as Matthew Hindson, John Adams and Arvo Part. Recent performance highlights include the "Jacaranda Series" (Santa Monica, U.S.), the Canberra International Music Festival opening Gala Concert, and the Queensland Music Festival.

 

After a decade in the United States, the duo is now based in Australia where they lecture and perform as ensemble-in-residence at the University of Queensland. Anna is pursuing a PhD in music performance, and both their academic activities centre around the Creative Collaboratorium at the University of Queensland, and include co-editing Boris Berman’s book on Prokofiev’s piano sonatas (Yale University Press), the publication of music performance research in the International Journal of Music Education, and a book chapter in a volume released by Ashgate in 2014. 

 

Both Anna and Liam earned Doctorates in piano performance, from Stony Brook University and Yale University respectively. Anna has served on the music faculties of Yale and Chapman Universities, and both Liam and Anna taught at the California Institute of the Arts. They returned to their Alma Mater in 2008 to perform at the Horowitz Series, Yale University, where Critic Ivan Katz wrote “I cannot imagine a finer performance, as this one had everything, illuminating every bar of the music…The audience went wild…”