‘It is like driving a pair of BMWs’ remarked conductor Michael Schønwandt, after directing the Dutch brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen. Despite their young age, they have been taking part in the international concert world for years.
Lucas and Arthur received their first piano lessons from Leny Bettman in their native town of Hilversum. In 2005, the brothers studied in Portugal and Brazil for nearly a year at the invitation of Portuguese master pianist Maria João Pires.
Lucas and Arthur have performed with nearly all Dutch orchestras and with acclaimed international orchestras, among others the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra. They have worked with conductors like Jaap van Zweden, James Gaffigan and Sir Neville Marriner. Moreover, they have collaborated with several renowned musicians such as Chinese star pianist Lang Lang, with whom Lucas shared the stage during the Prinsengracht Concert in Amsterdam in 2006.
Besides their orchestral concerts, the brothers are also known and celebrated for their recitals. They have performed in most concert halls in the Netherlands and have given recitals in concert halls and festivals across Europe, such as the Herkulessaal (Munich), Rheingau Music Festival and the famous Festival de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron.
In 2010, Lucas and Arthur signed a record deal with Deutsche Grammophon and their debut CD with works by Beethoven received platinum status.
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