Herscovitch Piano Duo in concert

Presented by ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Benjamin Kopp and Daniel Herscovitch will perform works by Roger Smalley, Kate Moore, Igor Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten.

Benjamin Kopp has performed with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Western Australia and Sydney symphony orchestras. He has performed widely in Europe, has undertaken a major tour of China, performed in the Middle East and last year undertook a national tour for Musica Viva with the Streeton Trio, winner of the 2011 Musica Viva Chamber Music Competition. He was also winner of the 2007 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year in the Keyboard category. His teachers have included Jennifer Hammond, Daniel Herscovitch, Rita Reichmann and Pascal Devoyon and he is now resident pianist with Ensemble Offspring.

Daniel Herscovitch studied with Alexander Sverjensky in Sydney and Rosl Schmid in Munich. While resident in Germany he performed throughout Europe and toured Australia three times. Since returning to Australia he has performed widely on four continents. His CDs feature repertoire from the 17th to the 21st centuries, including several works commissioned by him, and have been released on ABC Classics, Tall Poppies, CSM, Wirripang, Continuum and Toccata Classics labels, his recent Roger Smalley CD being a Gramophone Editor's Choice. He is currently Associate Professor of Piano at the University of Sydney Conservatorium of Music.