Georgia and Louise Mangos
Duo-pianists Georgia & Louise Mangos have concertized throughout Europe and the United States, including recitals for the International Chopin Society and performances with the Inter-national Chamber Music Festival in Germany and Austria. In 1987, the Mangos sisters were one of the twelve out of 129 contestant teams selected to compete in the first Murray Dranoff International Duo-Piano Competition in Miami. The Mangos's many broadcast performances on radio and television have included live performances for Chicago fine arts radio station WFMT-FM and an appearance as the selected artist for a television special on duo-pianism for Continental Cablevision.
Chicago-area natives, the Mangos have appeared on numerous local recital series including the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, the Chopin Foundation Concert Series, and the concert series of the Art Institute of Chicago. Georgia and Louise have won grants from the Illinois Arts Council, and were chosen to participate in the Illinois Artstour program, a select group of artists that tour the state. The Mangos sisters have earned individual degrees from the New England Conservatory, Boston University, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. As a two-piano team they continued their studies with Paul Badura-Skoda and Jörg Demus at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and have coached with Adele Marcus of the Juilliard School, Dr. Bela Nagy of Catholic University, and Earl Wild at the University of Ohio, Columbus.