Interview with pianists Amy and Sara Hamann
Listen: interview part 1
Amy and Sara became the first American Piano Duo to win the Absolute First Prize in the 14th Concorso Pianistico Internazionale, held in Rome, Italy in October, 2003. Amy and Sara are also the youngest First Prize winners in the history of the National Federation of Music Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists. In addition to winning the First Prize, Amy and Sara were awarded the Lucile Parrish Ward Award for the best performance of American music.
As winners of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies' Concerto Competition, Amy and Sara made their professional debut at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul. They study with Alexander Braginsky from the University of Minnesota.