The Volt & Potenza duo is a 1st prize winner of the Bradshaw and Buono competition 2017. In parallel with pursuing their soloist careers, pianists Giulio Potenza and Oda Voltersvik started during their postgraduate studies at Trinity Laban Conservatory (London, 2014), 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, the "Grieg in Bergen” Series and Grieg Museum, 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.
“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
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.
"...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