Johannes Fleischmann and Philippe Raskin met in August 2009 during the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades. A year later, they gave their first performance together, collaborating as a duo in Vienna (November 2010) and since then have performed many concerts in Europe, Africa and South America.
In November 2011, they released their first debut album that features works by Beethoven, Brahms and Franck to much critical acclaim - «Magnificent duo (...), the first offering his round, gleaming and orchestral playing to the lyricism of the second - of whom we will underline as well the perfect intonation and the bright sonorities» (MDM, La Libre Belgique 2013). Contemporary music is an extremely important aspect to their program which have led to several performances of world premiers. Raskin & Fleischmann regularly work with composers such as Serkan Gürkan and Christoph Ehrenfellner, who have dedicated the works «Mein Wien» and «Hunt Sonata» to them respectively.
This current season 2013-2014 features besides the duo‘s debut concert in the Musikverein Wien. In addition, they were also selected by the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as ambassadors for the NASOM «New Austrian Sound of Music» Program in 2014-2015. Due to their „outstanding chamber music performance“, Raskin & Fleischmann won the „Piano Chamber Music Award“ at the ISA-Festival 2014.
When: October 19, 2015 | event starts at 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court N.W., Washington D.C. 20008
Tickets: Free admission | Please register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-raskinfleischmann-tickets-18571823825