About the Duo

After meeting during graduate school at the Peabody Conservatory, Mr. Gomes and Wan-Chi Su began a collaborative relationship which evolved into their Duo, which has been concertizing for six seasons. In recent seasons, they have performed dozens of recitals on important series throughout the USA, often collaborating with other renowned musicians. The Duo has studied and performed a wide range of music including most of the standard repertoire for cello and piano. Recently, they have been the dedicatee of a new work by New York composer, William Weigel, premiered in 2015, and are awaiting the completion of another work written for them by Aaron Malone, apart from these special projects, they have also championed the works of Lera Auerbach, Aaron Jay Kernis, and George Walker. Mr. Gomes and Ms. Su studied much of the duo repertoire under the tutelage of Colin Carr, Tom Sauer, Michael Kannen and other distinguished artists.

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Duo Repertoire

Sonatas:

Auerbach – Sonata, Preludes

Bach – Sonata Nos. 1-3, for Viola da Gamba

Beethoven – Sonata Nos. 1-5

Boccherini – Sonata in A major

Brahms – Sonata in e, and Sonata in F

Bridge – Sonata

Britten – Cello Sonata

Chopin – Sonata

Debussy – Sonata

Eccles – Sonata

Faure – Sonata in D minor

Franck – Sonata

Francoeur – Sonata

Martinu – Sonata No. 1

Mendelssohn – Sonata in D major

Poulenc – Sonata

Prokofiev – Sonata in C major

Rachmaninov – Sonata

Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata

Shostakovich – Sonata

Walker  Cello Sonata

Short works:

Bartok – Rhapsody No. 1

Cassado – Requiebros

de Falla – Siete Canciones Populares

Glazunov – Chant de Menestrel

Gottschalk - Some Assembly Required

Janacek – Pohadka

Kernis – Air

Liszt – Die Zelle in Nonnnwerth

Liszt – Romance Oubliee

Liszt – Elegie

Lutoslawski – Grave

Mendelssohn – Lied ohne Worte

Piazzola – Le Grand Tango

Schumann – Fantasy Pieces

Schumann – Adagio and Allegro

Schumann – Funf Stucke in Volkston

Stravinsky  Suite Italienne

Weigel – Fantasy Variations

Tchaikovsky – Valse Sentimentale

 

Suggested Programs

Masterworks by Women

Boulanger Trois Pieces

Tower Tres Lent

C. Schumann Romances

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Auerbach Preludes

Con Fuoco

Nin Suite Espangole

Faure Sonata in g minor

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Killmayer Funf Romanzen

Saint-Saens Sonata in C minor

Modernism

Schoenfield Six British Folk Songs

Bridge Sonata

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Schnittke Sonata (1978)

Stuffy Classical Music

Bach Gamba Sonata No. 3 in g minor Mendelssohn Sonata No. 1 in Bb Major

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**Malone** Commission TBA

Beethoven Sonata in F major, Op. 1 No. 1

Russian Feast

Stravinsky Suite Italienne

Prokofiev Sonata

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Rachmaninov Sonata

Imitation Game

Schedrin Imitating Albeniz

de Falla Siete Canciones Populares --intermission--

Prokofiev March from Love for Three Oranges Prokofiev Sonata

Bursting with Creativity

Faure Sonata

Bridge Sonata

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Janacek Pohadka

Szymanowski Sonata

Wan-Chi Su

Internationally acclaimed pianist Wan-Chi Su has performed in Asia, Europe, and the United States, at major venues including Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Taiwan National Concert Hall. She has extensively toured the eastern United States as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent collaborations include Evan Drachman, Joe Burgstaller, George Walker, Michael Kannen, Seth Knopp, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra members, among many others.  

Decorated with numerous awards, Wan-Chi won first prize in the Taiwan Cultural Cup Invitational Piano Competition, and the Taiwan National Student Music Competition in Piano. Further, she has been invited to numerous international music festivals, including the Taos School of Music, the Beethoven Institute, both the Icicle Creek Piano Festival and the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, the NTSO International Piano Program in Taiwan, and the Paris Piano Program in France.

As a dedicated educator, Wan-Chi serves on the piano faculty of the Park School of Baltimore and maintains a small private studio. She also teaches for the Ohr Chadash Academy, and as guest instructor for various programs.

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Wan-Chi began piano lessons at age four. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano, minoring in French horn, at the National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan, followed by a Master of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Seth Knopp. Wan-Chi is currently a doctoral candidate at Peabody, under the tutelage of Benjamin Pasternack.

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