ZOFO Duet, featuring solo pianists Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann, perform in Mill Valley on Sunday, March 18, 2018. Courtesy image.
The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society regularly presents some of the best artists that classical music has to offer. But even by the all-volunteer organization’s first-rate standards, the latest performers it’s lined up likely exceed expectations.

ZOFO Duet, featuring solo pianists Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann, is one of only a handful of duos worldwide devoted exclusively to piano duets. That is, Nakagoshi and Zimmerman perform, together, on one piano, bringing “dazzling artistry and outside-the-box thematic programming for piano-four-hands.” according to MVCMS producers.

ZOFO Duet performs at the Chamber Music Society’s regular venue, Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, on Sunday, March 18 at 5pm. The concert program includes Casella: Pupazzetti; Nakagoshi: Synaesthesia (2012); Schubert: Fantasy in f-minor; Stravinsky: 3 Movements from Petrushka; Nicholas Pavkovic: Chimaera (arr. 2012); and Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

The Grammy-nominated and prize-winning Steinway Artist ensemble is known “for its bold exploration and commission of new works from noted composers and its rediscovery of hidden gems of the traditional one piano, four-hands repertoire with a strong dedication to 20th and 21st Century works,” organizers say. 

Since joining forces as a professional duo in 2009, ZOFO has performed for audiences from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo, Japan and has received praise from national music critics and reporters, including those representing the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Bachtrack and San Francisco Classical Voice.

The non-profit, all-volunteer Mill Valley Chamber Music Society was founded in 1973 to present exceptional classical musicians in Mill Valley at affordable ticket prices. For its 2017-18 season, the organization has kept a new wrinkle it unveiled last year: offering free admission for young adults 18-years old and under (audiences members 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult).

​The 411: The Mill Valley Chamber Music Society presents ZOFO Duet, featuring solo pianists Keisuke Nakagoshi and Eva-Maria Zimmermann, on Sunday, March 18 at 5pm at the Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave. Tix $35 for general admission, under 18 free. MORE INFO & TIX.​