Artistic curiosity and high musical standards characterize the Hungarian-Swiss piano duo Adrienne Soós and Ivo Haag, who are regarded as one of the best chamber music ensembles in Switzerland and beyond. They have recently completed their recording of the complete Brahms symphonies in the composer’s own version for piano duo. “… one of the best piano duos of the world», «in addition there is a dreamlike interplay. There are not just two soloists playing, this is a real duo that lives and breathes together. » writes the press. They also defend unknown and rarely played repertoire with great enthusiasm and energy, such as the Concerto for Two Pianos and Strings by Edward Staempfli, a forgotten Swiss composer, whom they brought to light again. Another example for their repertoire research is the Grande Sonate symphonique in B Minor by Ignaz Moscheles. The aim of all these projects is always to explore the rich repertoire for piano four hands and for two pianos an to make it accessible to a large audience. With large scale projects such as the performance of the complete four hand compositions by Franz Schubert or the complete works for piano duet and two pianos by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel in Boswil (CH) as well as with their well-conceived and intelligent programs, they have gained an excellent reputation and international recognition.
These projects bring them together with artists such as the piano duos Labèque, Tal & Groethuysen, GrauSchumacher and others. They received recital invitations from the Lucerne Festival, the Warsaw Philharmonic, the SWR International Pianists Series Mainz, the Schumann-Haus Zwickau, the Haydn-Tage Eisenstadt, the Schubertiade Feldkirch, the Carinthian Summer, the Musiktage Mondsee (Artistic director: András Schiff), the Theater Casino Zug, the Sommets Musicaux in Gstaad, the Société de Musique in La Chaux-de-Fonds, the Kammermusik Bern Series, the Ittinger Sonntagskonzerte, the Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich and many others.
Die Filarmonica Toscanini Parma (Italy), the Symphonie Orchestra Biel Solothurn, the Berne Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur, das St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, the Zuger Sinfonietta, the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata Bern, the Camerata Zürich and many others invite them as soloists, where they collaborate with conductors such as Mario Venzago, Zsolt Nagy, Thomas Rösner and others. They played the Austrian premiere of the Double Concerto by Jean Françaix and the Swiss premiere of the Double Concerto by Péter Eötvös. They have an ongoing collaboration with the Zurich Singakademie and his conductor Florian Helgath and have also collaborated with the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna and Erwin Ortner.
In the field of contemporary music, they have collaborated with composers Péter Eötvös, Rudolf Kelterborn, Krzysztof Meyer, Dieter Ammann and others.
In recent years, the piano has recorded works by Brahms, Schubert, Schumann Bartók for Telos Music, and their rich discography includes also important works by Honegger, Messiaen, Moscheles, Dussek, Hans Huber, Frank Martin. Their concerts are regularly broadcasted by radio.
The Soós Haag Piano Do has been awarded by the Zuger Werkjahr and they recently have been nominated official Bösendorfer Artists. Adrienne Soós and Ivo Haag both studied at the Budapest Liszt University with Péter Solymos, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados. Formative was also their encounter with András Schiff.