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AmiciMusic Presents The Weiser/Liston-Kraft Duo Sunday April 29th 2018 at 2pm

$18 in advance
$20 at the door


The Weiser/Liston-Kraft Duo has been described as a “force of pianistic energy” that “absolutely smokes the 88 keys.” For over 25 years, they have performed four-hand piano together, showcasing both the power and the finesse that is the ballet of twenty fingers on a single piano. This program will include exciting works by Chopin, Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Chabrier, and more.

Philip Liston-Kraft is a resident of Chatham who studied piano as a young boy at the New England Conservatory with Jeannette Giguere and Russell Sherman. As a teenager, he performed Liszt’s First Piano Concerto with the Boston Pops Orchestra. 

He graduated Harvard College with a degree in biochemistry and music. Since 2001, he has been one of the “Lawyers in Love with Music”—a musical group appearing annually in Provincetown. In the past five years, he and Mr. Weiser have regularly performed music for piano duet at venues in Boston, Hanover, NH, Baltimore, MD and Asheville, NC. 

He has been a German instructor in the Rassias Language Program at Dartmouth College since 2005. Dr. Liston-Kraft is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Harvard Law School and is currently Corporate Counsel at Biogen. He has also been a competitive ballroom dancer.

About Daniel Weiser

Daniel is the co-founder and Artistic Director of AmiciMusic. He is also co-founder of the Upper Valley Duo was a founding member of the Adirondack Ensemble. He has a Doctorate in Piano/Chamber Music from the Peabody Conservatory, where he studied with Samuel Sanders and Robert MacDonald and won the Richard Franko Goldman prize for outstanding contribution to musical and education life.

He has performed on many great stages, including the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, the National Gallery of Art in D.C., and on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. He has also concertized around the world, including Israel, Thailand, Holland, and France
and was the 1996 U.S. Artistic Ambassador Abroad, for which he performed on an eleven-country tour of the Middle East and Asia.

About AmiciMusic

AmiciMusic is a  non-profit chamber music organization based in Asheville, NC, founded by pianist and Artistic Director Daniel Weiser. It is dedicated to performing chamber music throughout the Western North Carolina region in intimate venues such as private homes and non-traditional spaces, including bars, libraries, Churches, retirement homes, and more.

AmiciMusic, meaning “music among friends,” seeks to break down barriers between performers and audience through brief discussions of each composer on their programs and by promoting a relaxed and informal atmosphere at concerts in order to encourage new concert-goers to enjoy the energy of the performances and the spirit of community and camaraderie.

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