Mercury Piano Duo
The Mercury Piano Duo has been performing together since 2010 when the two women discovered they lived just a half-mile apart from each other in a Northern suburb of Chicago. Together they have toured in Italy, in Chicago and the Midwest, and performed on the Pianoforte Salon Series broadcast live on WFMT. Their first CD project is "in the works", but they have many live videos of their performances available on YouTube. In 2017 made their orchestral debut as a duo piano team with the FullScore Chamber Orchestra performing Poulenc's celebrated Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra.
Both women trained as duo pianists with other partners- but discovered a mutual compatibility and "sisterhood" in their newfound friendship and professional partnership.
Both women perform frequently as collaborative pianists and as soloists, and bring a wealth of musical experience to their own music-making as a piano duo, in this highly specialized repertoire.
Susan and Irina are also one-half of the Four Piano Ensemble, Pianissimo!, founded in 2014 with Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya, also know as the "EStrella Duo. With a "Star" and a "Planet" combine forces, the results are astronomical!