Chamber Music - Ensemble, Instrumentalist - Piano Duo

A New York Times headline appropriately characterized the Tengstrand-Sun Piano Duo as "Two pianos, four hands, but one heart." These married pianists, with successful solo careers already in place, made their debut as a duo in October 2003 playing Mozart's Two Piano Concerto with the Canton Symphony which led to their decision to enter the Murray Dranoff International Piano Competition in December. They received first prize and made their New York recital debut at Merkin Hall in January of 2004. Since then they have played with orchestras, in recital and at festivals throughout the US and Scandinavia. They have released a number of recordings on the Mindfeel label, the most recent of which features Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and Arensky's Silhouettes.

Posted: Jul-27-2011
Latest News
Per Tengstrand and Shan-shan Sun are taking part in performances and masterclasses at the Helsingborg Piano Festival. Much of their activity can be seen on YouTube.
Posted: Aug-8-2007
Latest Acclaim
"A sampling of their recordings reveals the duo as performers with enormous drive and sensitivity. Their playing is immune to the muddiness that sometimes dogs music for two pianos. Their recordings are a model of transparency."
— U.S. 1 (Princeton, NJ)
Posted: Sep-24-2008
Latest Recording
Live from Helsingborg Piano Festival

MENDELSSOHN - Andante and Allegro Brilliante
RACHMANINOFF - Suite No. 2 Op. 17
RAVEL - La Valse
LUTOSLAWSKI - Variations on a theme by Paganini
MILHAUD - From "Scaramouche": Brazileira
Posted: Jan-1-2004
Latest Video
Posted: Oct-29-2007