Homage to Maria João Pires

We regret to inform you that the duo recital of Maria João Pires with Ignasi Cambra on 4 February next in Amare The Hague will be cancelled for medical reasons. Maria João Pires has been strongly advised by her doctors to cancel her performances for the coming months in order to fully recover. has been strongly advised by her doctors to cancel her performances for the coming months in order to fully recover.

Maria João Pires was looking forward to this duo tour with great pleasure and she is deeply saddened to have to cancel the concerts at such short notice. Team World Master Pianists wishes her beloved master pianist strength and a speedy recovery, which hopefully may lead to a reunion in a future season.

Together with Maria João Pires, World Master Pianists has decided not to cancel next February 4’s recital but to offer you a special concert to replace it. The now world-renowned piano duo Lucas and Arthur Jussen feel honoured to give a concert in homage to the Portuguese master pianist who was at the root of their stormy musical careers from their early childhood.

‘From Pires, we learned the importance of breathing and never separating technique from musicality. We hope that when people hear us, they will recognise a little Maria João Pires in us.’– Lucas.

Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Homage to Maria João Pires

Duo recital
4 February, 2024
Amare - The Hague
Tickets vanaf: 29 euro


The programme includes works for quatre-mains and two pianos in which, initially, parts of the Pires/Cambra concert will be retained. The full programme consists of the following works:


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)

    Sonata for four hands in C major, KV 521

  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)

    Andante con Variazioni in B-flat major, op. 46 for two pianos

  • Jörg Widmann (1973 - )

    "Bunte Blätter" for two pianos

  • Intermission
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)

    Six Epigraphes Antiques, for piano four hands

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943)

    Suite no. 2 for two pianos op. 17


  • Anton Arensky (1861 – 1906)

    "La Coquette" from Suite nr. 2 for two pianos

Lucas & Arthur Jussen

Lucas & Arthur Jussen are among the most sought-after piano duos of our time. Given their brilliant international career, we can say that the Jussen brothers (30 and 26) are among one of the Netherlands' best-known ambassadors when it comes to classical music.

  • Amare

    The Hague

    House for the arts, events, education and cultural encounter

    The magnificent new state-of-the-art concert hall Amare in The Hague has been open since autumn 2021 and can accommodate 1,500 music lovers. This new temple of culture, in the heart of The Hague, has wonderful acoustics and an international allure. It was designed by architects Patrick Fransen and Jo Coenen and construction took more than four years.

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