internationally acclaimed DuoRusso has been founded in 2014 by soprano Elisabetta Russo and pianist Vladimir Khomyakov. While each maintaining their busy solo concert career, in 2014 they hit the stage as an ultimate voice-piano duet, drawing the attention of audiences around the world for their inspiring expressiveness combined with the charming atmosphere of their shows, and the unique color of Elisabetta’s voice.
After winning the Beverly Hills Chamber Music Competition in 2015, DuoRusso rapidly established itself as one of the most sought-after ensembles in Europe, Asia, and North America. Based in Los Angeles, California, they have performed at the best venues of New York, San Francisco, Paris, Chicago, Las Vegas, Rome, Phoenix, Houston, Milan, Miami, Florence.
DuoRusso’s versatile repertoire covers the majority of European art songs, Neapolitan and French melodies, Italian opera areas, Broadway and film music. With unparalleled attention to program structuring, they win listeners’ hearts with thematic shows like "Voices from across the ocean“, "Les Chemins de l’amour”, “Arrivederci Roma”, and many others.
Soprano Elisabetta Russo masterfully combines her passion and enchanting Belcanto while warmly embracing audiences all over the world with her elegant grand-gala style arias. She is widely acclaimed for her leading roles in both Opera (Don Pasquale by Donizetti, Così Fan Tutte by Mozart, Rigoletto, and Falstaff by Verdi) and Musical Theatre (The Phantom of the Opera by Webber and Carousel by Hammerstein II). And she is also praised for her collaboration with film composers and Oscar winners the likes of Ennio Morricone and Nicola Piovani. Best Female Vocal at the Hollywood Music Awards, Elisabetta moves to Los Angeles from Italy in 2013 following her extraordinary success at a special concert held at Paramount Studios with Andrea Bocelli and David Foster. She performs in Europe and North America receiving numerous accolades while proudly celebrating both her Italian heritage and international artistic background.
Pianist Vladimir Khomyakov is praised by audiences and critics around the world for the virtuosity, charismatic artistry, and emotional intensity of his playing, Perpetuating the heritage of Russian and American piano schools, he uniquely combines the traditions with the individuality of a sensitive and passionate artist. Winner of numerous prestigious international competitions, Vladimir concertizes in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America as a pianist, conductor, chamber musician, and soloist with the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including Dresden Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, and Ningbo Symphony, among others. His captivating stage presence, imagination and intelligence of his interpretations greatly resonate with the listener and bear witness to a unique talent.