ABOUT  US

The Volt & Potenza Duo is a first prizewinner of the Bradshaw & Buono international piano competition 2017.  

While studying at Trinity Laban Conservatory (London, 2015), pianists Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik started a collaboration with the aim of developing their common interest for four hands and two pianos compositions. 

The duo has performed at several important venues and music societies in the UK (St James' s Piccadilly, St Martin in the Fields, Charlton House, Regent Hall, Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Young Generation Artist`s Scheme at Powderham Castle) and at international venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall, New York), "Palermo Classica” International Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, "Grieg in Bergen” Series and Grieg Museum in Bergen. Recent venues  include the concert series in Sandefjord (“MiSK”), Kabuso Concert Hall, Lofoten Chamber Music Festival (outside the festival season) and le Buisson de Cadouin, France.

Their debut CD "Khoreia" (Velut Luna Label, Italy, April 2016), includes some rarely executed pieces by J.C. Bach and Schumann and a commissioned piece by contemporary Irish composer Philip Martin. 

  "...I felt cosseted and highly entertained in their hands, not only with playing of the surest unison and harmony, but with the palpable joy and fun of their music-making...."  Des Hutchinson, Musicweb-international.com, May 2017

"Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik have a great amalgam, the sound is always defined and mellow, and playing styles are well differentiated between the various eras. The finals are always very light, and the interpretative choices are never predictable. There is a nice pearly touch and perfect diction of trills that feature in Bach"   

Corriere Musicale, October 2016

Carnegie Weill Hall, New York, May 2017

MUSIC

The Duo's  debut CD "Khoreia" (Velut Luna Label, Italy) was released in  April 2016, It features some rarely executed pieces by J.C. Bach,  Schumann Grieg and a commissioned piece by contemporary Irish composer Philip Martin.

“a very gifted and deep pianist”  Martha Argerich about Giulio Potenza

 

a “pianist with great sensitivity and lovely tone” conductor Marios Papadopoulos about Oda Voltersvik

   EVENTS 2021

September 16

Recital for Nyköping Chamber Music Society, Sweden 

September 18

Concert series "Kvinnelige Spor i Musikkhistorien" in Drammen, Norway

Desember 9

Two pianos recital at Reksten art collections

Bergen, Norway 

 

Desember 11

Two pianos recital at "Furu Egg" Concert Series 

in Sandefjord, Norway

Desember 

Two pianos recital at

Conservatorio di Musica di Trapani, Italy