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Volt & Potenza Duo 

Giulio Potenza, piano
Oda Voltersvik, piano

The Volt & Potenza Duo is a first prizewinner of the Bradshaw & Buono International piano competition 2017.  While studying at Trinity Laban Conservatory (London, 2015), pianists Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik started a collaboration with the aim of developing their common interest for four hands and two pianos compositions. The duo has performed at several important venues and international festivals like Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall, New York), “Duettissimo” International Piano Duo Festival in Krakow, ”Palermo Classica” International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lofoten Chamber Music Festival (outside the festival season), Grieg Museum (Bergen), and St James' s Piccadilly & St Martin in the Fields (London). Other concert series include “Music at Sandefjord Church” (MISK), Nyköping Chamber Music Society, Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Young Generation Artist` s Scheme at Powderham Castle and Arcades Musiques Association, France. Their debut CD "Khoreia" (Velut Luna Label, Italy, April 2016), which received great reviews internationally, includes some rarely executed pieces by J.C. Bach and Schumann and a commissioned work by contemporary Irish composer Philip Martin. 


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Review by Des Hutchinson,, May 2017

“I felt cosseted and highly entertained in their hands, not only with playing of the surest unison and harmony, but with the palpable joy and fun of their music-making(…) is as close as you’d wish to believe that one mind is controlling four hands. And again, there is an infectious brio and joie de vivre. (…) I would hope and expect to see perhaps a Wigmore Hall engagement in this duo’s future outings, they deserve every success.”


A review of the duo CD by the Italian magazine "Corriere Musicale” (October 14th 2016)  (Translation of excerpt) 

"Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik have a great amalgam, the sound is always defined and mellow, and playing styles are well differentiated between the various periods. The finals are always very light, and the interpretative choices never predictable. There is a nice pearly touch and perfect phrasing of trills that feature in Bach.” 


Powderham Castle Series, George Pratt, after recital 10th of June 2016 

“… not only superb technically, as an ensemble, and in their perceptive approach to the music, but most notably in communicating their refreshingly youthful and infectious enthusiasm.”


Pianist and Professor Gabriele Baldocci, Trinity Laban Conservatory, London (Recommendation Jan. 2017)

” Giulio and Oda are two outstanding pianists with a very engaging approach to the instrument. The combination of their different personalities makes their piano duo very special as both characters emerge during their live performances making them unique and memorable. Their debut album reflects the multitude of styles that this Duo is able to tackle with a deep understanding of the text and an engaging rendition of it.”  website:


Pianist & Professor Håvard Gimse, Norwegian Academy of Music (Recommendation Des. 2016)

“ Her collaboration with the equally gifted Italian pianist Giulio Potenza makes a very interesting piano duo,- their performances are at a very high level, and I will hereby like to recommend any of their concerts or other artistic initiatives.” 

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