Vijay Venkatesh


Vieness Piano Duo


Vieness Piano Duo (V&S) with Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh, explores a spectrum of diverse repertoire, finding its core mission to combine standard repertoire and contemporary music, as well as their own arrangements, to form programs that are both innovative and engaging. They have made a splash in the piano duo arena by passionately  sharing their music with experienced audiences as well as connecting with those who are curious to find their own path into the arts. Formed at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2017, Vieness Duo will release their first album in summer 2018 containing some of the favorites in repertoire including transcriptions of Bach Cantatas, Schubert’s Fantasy and Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. Some highlights of their 2018/19 season is a tour of California in the fall, their European debut in Frankfurt, Germany, a concert for the L’ermitage Foundation, and more.


Photography by © Mark Harry Westling