Maite León (Pamplona) and Antón Dolgov (St.Petersburgo) make up a Spanish duo with intense artistic activity. Passionate about chamber music, these two pianists show a great commitment to music written for piano duo, in order to vindicate their extensive repertoire and show the unlimited possibilities that this formation offers.
Winners of the 1st Prize in the Mirabent I Magrans International Competition, 1st Prize in the Luigi Zanuccoli International Competition, 1st and 2nd Prize (VIII and VI editions) in the Antón García Abril International Competition, as well as a Special Prize for “The best interpretation of a work of García Abril ”. They also have the 2nd Prize in Musical Youth in Spain, 2nd Prize in the Ciutat de Vinarós International Competition, and 2nd Prize in the Panticosa International Competition, among others. In 2018 they were selected by the Association of Interpreters and Performers to tour Spain within their AIEnRuta Clásicos circuit.
Despite their youth, Antón & Maite Piano Duo is one of the most prominent Spanish ensembles of their generation, having toured Europe and Asia , performing in venues such as the Gran Teatro de Harbín (China), the Grazer Musikverein (Austria) or the Mozart Room of the Zaragoza Auditorium. They have made recordings for national radio and television such as RTVE Radio Clásica, Cataluña Radio and broadcasts such as Clásica FM and have performed as soloists with orchestras such as the Goya Symphony, the CSMA Symphony Orchestra or the KUG Orchester, under the baton of conductors such as Miquel Rodrigo or Ralf Weikert.
The music press has described them as a duo “with great sensitivity and musical taste” and a “perfect synchronization between the two pianists” (Diario de Aragón), highlighting “an admirable technical perfection, musicality and strength” (Rhythm) The duo began at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón with the pianist Miguel Ángel Ortega Chavaldas and the Duo del Valle, also receiving advice from the Moreno-Gistaín Duo and the Quiroga Quartet. After graduating with the best grades, they study Master Piano Duo with the prestigious Duo Silver Garburg, at the Kunstuniversität in Graz.
His first album “ESSENZ” produced by the IBS Classical label, includes some of the most representative works for piano four hands by Mozart, Schubert, and Mendelssohn, as well as a transcription of a work by the American composer William Bolcom. During the 2020-2021 season, they will perform at some of the most important festivals in Spain, such as the Schubertíada de Vilabertrán and the FEX de Granada, among others.