Thorson & Thurber (pianos)
Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber began their duo partnership whilst fellow-students at the Royal College of Music and since then have explored pretty well every nook and cranny of the repertoire. Neglected masterpieces and curiosities, as well as scores with the ink still wet on the page, have rubbed shoulders with established works in their programmes, giving them their unique flavour. Indeed, a concert given in London in 1993 with works by Debussy, Volans, Helweg, Adrian Jack and Vidovsky, was selected as an outstanding musical event of the year by The Independent critic Nicholas Williams. Previous recordings include the complete duo works of Ravel and Rachmaninov (Gramophone’s Critics’ Choice), Dvorák (‘very strongly recommended’ – Brilliant Classics), Poulenc (‘The Danish-based duo Thorson and Thurber are amongst the few who have really cracked the secrets of this music’ – Classic CD), Bartók (‘an excellent alternative to Argerich and Frière’ – Classic CD), and the Danish composer, Kim Helweg (‘There is no denying the verve of the writing, nor indeed the tremendous advocacy it receives’ – Gramophone).