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
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
Carnegie Weill Hall, New York, May 2017
July 27 & 29, 2022
Grieg in Bergen International Festival at Voss & Bergen
April 21, 2023
"Duettissimo" International duo piano festival, Krakow
Furu Egg, Sandefjord, Norway
Edvard Grieg Society Minnesota, Mindekirken at Norway House, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Edvard Grieg Society of the Dakotas, Fargo - Moorhead, North Dakota - US
Edvard Grieg Society Great Lakes, University of Indianapolis, Indiana, US