"...some fiendishly difficult writing which the Bibbys handled with aplomb and a sense of humour" Musical Opinion
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Nicola and Alexandra Bibby have enjoyed an international career over the last twenty years, enthralling audiences both at home and abroad with their fresh and inspiring performances. The sisters’ musicianship and instinctive flair have taken them from Ned Sherrin’s ‘Loose Ends’ on Radio 4, to being awarded the accolade ‘Best of Platform Live’ by Classic FM, whilst a recent performance of Poulenc’s Concerto for two pianos with the Philharmonia “caught the mood of droll wit, complete with Mozartian pastiche, to brilliant effect”… (‘The Times’).
Many prestigious appearances include: the Chichester Festivities; the King’s Lynn Festival; Eton College; the Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton; Sledmere House; Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh; the Newbury Spring Festival; Windsor Castle; the Three Choirs Festival; Sandringham House; the Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall. These recitals – along with countless others at universities, music societies, stately homes and festivals – have contributed to a busy and fulfilling schedule.
There have been other, less conventional, performances… a two-piano recital in a copse overlooking Lake Windermere at the behest of the Wordsworth family; the Timber Museum , Wairapa , New Zealand , and performances alongside such luminaries as Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Dorothy Tutin and Diana Quick. They also gave the 250th Anniversary Concert for Coutts and Co in the Assembly Rooms, Bath .
Foreign tours have taken in Australia , New Zealand , Germany , the Czech Republic, the Channel Islands and Italy . Nicola and Alexandra are also regular invitees of P&O, and have subsequently played on almost every ship in the fleet. Watch this space for the forthcoming ‘ship’s log’ which will catalogue their many nautical adventures, including tales of pianos acquiring a mind of their own on bumpy seas and Gershwin performed in the dark after a generator breakdown. Perhaps, however, the most important outcome of these voyages across the High Seas was the meeting on an ‘Archers’ cruise between the Bibbys and Carole Boyd - the actress who plays (amongst other iconic parts) the infamous Lynda Snell – resulting in the birth of their words and music trio, Infinite Riches.
They have established a reputation for exceptional ensemble playing, and for the energy, colour and excitement of their performances. The Duo have recently toured North-West Scotland, and entertained audiences aboard P&O's ship, Arcadia, as she made her way to the Falkland Islands and navigated the majestic fjords of Patagonia.
Most recently the Bibby Duo have been expanding their repertoire by teaming up with choral societies around the country to perform works such as Brahm’s German Requiem, Liebeslieder Waltzes and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.