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Our guests today are the gifted Nerva and Robenson Altino. The Altino brothers have an incredible talent, dazzling technique, a unique sound, and a compelling life story. Their performances will move you and their story will inspire you. Coming from poverty-stricken Haiti to Jamaica, Queens, NY is not the typical route most piano virtuosos follow, but it is that humble beginning that fueled the Altino Brothers to develop their musical talents to world class levels. Their father,, an amateur pianist, bought a piano and taught his sons, his love of music. He played Mozart every morning and exposed his two sons to the great masters of classical music. They were exposed classical music, jazz, gospel, and R&B. At church, they were inspired by hymns and spirituals. The Altino Brothers concluded their formal training at The Manhattan School of Music in New York City where they both earned their Masters Degree in piano performance. With their discipline and dedication the Altino Brothers have developed an innovative style and a virtuosic technique at the piano. Their dynamic concerts have earned them rave reviews for their interpretations of the classical masters such as Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff and for their own creative and innovative renditions of well-known traditional favorites. Their multi-genre repertoire combines jazz idioms, classical motifs, with gospel and Caribbean rhythm.
The Altino Brothers TV appearances include Today Show, Positively Black. They have performed in the Lincoln Center, Yale University's Woolsey Hall, Mechanics Hall, The Library of Congress, and more.
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