Steven and Kevin met at the Royal College of Music where Kevin was studying Piano/composition with Peter Wallfisch and Joseph Horowitz. Steven studied piano performance with Phyllis Sellick and Peter Katin. Although pursuing separate careers they met regularly and the act came together, fusing their personalities and skills. As Steven reflects, “It just clicked – the humour, the synchronisation, the improvised sense of fun. We discovered that we played the piano together in a way that had never been played before. We spend months on each arrangement, sometimes contorting ourselves into odd positions to push the boundaries and create orchestral sounds from the piano”. Their first gig (by accident, naturally) was at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, which led to a flood of offers across the world including a performance on the maiden Voyage of Cunard’s Queen Mary 2.
Their work is diverse: From a two-month sell-out run of the Canadian smash-hit play, “Two Pianos Four Hands”, in Vienna, Austria, to performing in shows with the late Mickey Rooney across the pond. They have composed and arranged a popular dance track, are regulars on BBC Radio 3 and their work takes them to South Africa, Australia, South Korea, Portugal, Austria, Canada and Japan. They are regulars on BBC Radio 3 and early next year they return to undertake a 24 date concert tour of South Africa. Just a few weeks ago they released a new album of their own original compositions entitled ‘Evocations’ which they composed during lockdown.