The Pianoduo FourTe was founded in Weimar 2014 as a German-Japanese project by the two pianists Eva-Maria Weinreich and Tomohito Nakaishi. The name is a combination of the English word "four" (4) and the Japanese word "Te" (hand).
Since then the artists explore the world of the pianoduo with refreshing joy and phantasy.
Their focus is to discover the world of sounds and colours hidden in the piano with their four hands.
Also, they connect the world of the Japanese and European music in an exciting way in their own compositions.
The Duo performed in different cities in Germany, Austria, Japan, Italy, France and Tui Cruises.
In 2015 the artists won the first prize in the Ischia International Piano Competition (category 4 hands) and they received a scholarship for the renowned "International Summer Academy" at the Mozarteum in Salzburg to work there with Joseph Paratore.
2016 they won several prizes:
•First prize and CMF prize (piano fourhands) at the International CMF Piano Competition in Paris
•First prize (piano fourhands) at the Padova International Competition (Italy)
•Second Prize (Pianoduo) at the Torneo Internazionale di Musica in Torino (Italy)
"We want to refine our knowledge and skills for a lifetime..."Masterclasses with the renowned Joseph Paratore (Duo Paratore ), Prof. Christoph Sischka, Prof. Karl-Peter Kammerlander.
The Duo FourTe+ concerts are projects, where the Duo performes in collaboration with other artists, for example the exciting recital together with the melodramas by R. Schumann (performed by the singer Sophia Backhaus) or the extraordinary "Liedduo/ Pianoduo" Combination with the
Mezzosoprano Susanne Grobholz.
In May 2017 the artists are invited to the 10th International Pianoduo Festival in Bad Herrenalb.
Eva-Maria Weinreich studied for two years on a scholarship in Birmingham/England before she completed her Diploma
in piano solo and her Konzertexamen in Liedgestaltung in Weimar 2013.
The Pianist was Fellow at the Lied Forum Berlin, the Weiden "Max Reger Tage" and winner/finalist together with the Mezzosoprano Susanne Grobholz in the Interntional Huperdinck Competition Bonn, the International Brahms Competition Pörtschach, and the Weimar Lied Competition.
Performances as a Liedpianist (with Susanne Grobholz, Calixta Fuchs, etc.) in Germany, England and China, Shanghai, Huang Xhou, Steinwayhaus München, Theater Erfurt, junges Theater Hamburg, etc. Tomohito Nakaishi was born in Kumamoto/Japan. 2011 he completed his studies of piano solo (Diploma) and Opera/Liedgestaltung in Weimar.
Tomohito performed as a solist and chamber musician in Japan, Germany, Poland and Finland with the Crakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Seinan Gakuin Orchestra and the Jena Phiharmonic Orchestra.
In collaboration with the famous actress Iris Berben he also performed in the Theater Nordhausen.
At the moment, he can also be seen in the exciting stage performance "Novecento" with the actor Roland Peek.