left: Heide Görtz
right: Tina Margareta Nilssen
The Dena Piano Duo has in 2007, 2009 and 2013 released three world-wide critically acclaimed recordings. The first two recordings are with the complete works for two pianos by Mozart and Grieg. Their most recent recording is a “Hommage á Grieg” with music of two contemporary composers in addition to Brahms and Saint-Säens. All three recordings are on the Norwegian record label 2L, now also distributed by NAXOS of America and NAXOS Far East.
The Dena Piano Duo have performed in Russia, USA, Germany and Norway on a regular basis. The duo consists of the Norwegian pianist Tina Margareta Nilssen, and her former professor at the “Universität der Künste” in Berlin, Heide Görtz.
They play by the Goertz-Method, a piano technique developed by Heide Görtz through her many years of intense research on the physiological prerequisites of piano playing. This method leads to the healthy development of good sound, precision and musical flexibility and freedom. It also provides the Dena Piano Duo the possibility of making the two pianos sound like one, yet keeping their individual musical expression with playfulness and passion.