One could say of the Fedorova & Takser piano duet: "they do everything together."
Both were born in Russia, both graduated from the prestigious College of the Moscow State Conservatory name of P.Tchaikovsky in 2009. In 2011 Daria Fedorova and Ilya Takser were fortunate to be selected by Canadian pianist Richard Raymond to study with him at one of the best performing schools of Canada the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.
They completed their Master's degrees in 2013, both graduating with the highest distinction (a unanimous decision by the jury after their final recitals).
Many of their performances at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal have been recorded and played on the radio. As promising future soloists, both made their debuts with an orchestra in 2012, led by the well-known Canadian conductors Louis Lavigueur and Raffi Armenian. Daria and Ilya are winners of the major prizes in various International Piano Competitions.
Having played together since their time at the Moscow Conservatory, Daria and Ilya have accumulated a diverse repertoire from Mozart and Schubert to Bartok, Lutoslawski and contemporary composers A.Rosenblatt, D.L. McIntyre and R. Piana, and many others including their own original transcriptions for two pianos.
Recent notable engagements include the Russian-Chinese Concert Tour in 2017, Master-Classes in Guangzhou, Moscow, St-Petersburg among many other cities of China and Russia.
Upcoming engagements include the performance of their own original transcription of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" for two pianos and "Carnival of the Animals" by C. Saint-Saens at the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, judging some International Music Competitions, giving master-classes, and recitals throughout Canada.
Since moving to Vancouver in April 2014, Daria Fedorova and Ilya Takser have been successfully combining their performance careers with teaching at the Fedorova & Takser Piano Studio. Their students are prize winners of many local, National and International competitions.