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Michelle Naughton


“Indeed, I’m ready to put them on a level with some of the greatest piano duos of our time...They have to be heard to be believed” said the Washington Post of Christina and Michelle Naughton. They have captivated audiences throughout the globe with the unity created by their mystical communication, as featured in The Wall Street Journal in their own words, “There are times I forget we are two people playing together.”

Christina and Michelle Naughton’s career was launched in 2009 with a recital debut at the Kennedy Center and an orchestral debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other highlights include Baltimore, Detroit, Nashville, San Diego and New Zealand symphonies, as well as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. In recital they have appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as on the Schubert Club, Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Chamber Music San Francisco and Cliburn series, among other venues and presenters. Frequent guests at festivals around the world, the Naughtons have appeared at La Jolla Music Society, Ravinia Festival, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Virginia Arts Festival, among others.

The Naughtons are exclusive Warner Classics artists. Their debut on the label, Visions, was chosen as “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone magazine. Their 2019 album, American Postcard, showcases 20th-century American compositions. The Naughton’s passion for 20th-century American music has led to premieres of commissions by the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella series and the world premiere of John Adams’ Roll Over Beethoven at New York City’s WQXR Greenespace.

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, to parents of European and Chinese descent, Christina and Michelle are graduates of the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. In 2019 they became the first piano duo to receive an Avery Fisher Career Grant. They are Steinway Artists and currently reside in New York City.

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