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About the artists

The Fedorova&Takser Piano Duo is one of the most creative,
inspiring and virtuosic piano ensembles across Canada.

The Duo is well known by their innovative projects, such
as "Classical music in 3D" at the Great Hall of the
Moscow State Conservatory run by the Artnovi Space,
"Filming classics with drone" in collaboration with
famous movie director D.Vardanyan (Netflix) or
“Virtual Recital” for The Vancouver Chopin Society,
which was filmed and edited by musicians themselves

during the pandemic lockdown.

Among upcoming projects, several CD's: "The Debut
Album", recorded in May 2023 at the Teldex Studio (Germany),
"Complete Set of Rachmaninov's works for Piano ensemble and
Brahms Duets" and "Jazz Album" featured masterpieces
written by N.Kapustin and A.Rosenblatt.

Active performing musicians, as well as inspiring
teachers and mentors, Ilya Takser and Daria Fedorova
graduated from the prestigious College of the Moscow
State Conservatory and the Montreal Conservatory.
Both pianists were invited by renowned Canadian pianist
and pedagogue Richard Raymond (teacher of the XVIII
International Chopin Competition Winner Bruce Liu)
to study at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal.
Upon completing their Master’s degrees in 2013 with
the highest distinction, they shared the Grand-Prix of
the “Concours”, a unanimous decision by the jury
members after their final recitals. Many of their
performances at the Conservatoire de Musique de
Montreal have been recorded and played on the radio.

Some notable engagements include: the
headline performance at the Vancouver International Music
Competition Gala, the video-project in
collaboration with the Showcase Fazioli and Westbank,
organizing a series of interviews, concerts and
masterclasses in Vancouver with renown world-level
musicians in collaboration with the Tom Lee Music Canada;

World Premiere of their own original transcription of
Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" for two pianos; Europe-
Asia Concert Tour, master-classes in
Guangzhou; judging various International Music Competitions
and giving master-classes, and recitals throughout Canada and

In 2014 Ilya Takser and Daria Fedorova settled in
Vancouver and founded The Fedorova & Takser Piano
Studio – the school that produced a bunch of
National and International Piano Competition winners
and keeping providing high quality music education till

In 2020 The Fedorova&Takser Piano Duo have
signed a contract with Manhattan Concert Artists Management.

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S. Rachmaninov
Romance for four hands

J.S. Bach/Fedorova-Takser
(World Premiere)
(from Es-dur Flute Sonata, BWV1031)

Petite Suite
En bateau (Sailing): Andantino Cortège
(Retinue): Moderato
Menuet: Moderato
Ballet: Allegro giusto

E. MacDowell
3 Poems op. 20
Nachts am Meere (Night by the sea)
Erzählung aus der Ritterzeit
(A tale from knightly times)
Ballade (Ballad)

R. Schumann
Fantasiestücke, Op. 73


F. Schubert
Four Polonaises D. 599

F.Chopin/ Fedorova-Takser
(World Premiere)

Three Ecossaises, Op. 72 no. 3

J. Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 6 &No.4
Waltze op. 39 No. 16
Hungarian Dance No. 11
Waltzes op. 39 No. 9 & No. 15

E. Grieg
Norwegian Dance no. 2

J. Brahms
Hungarian Dance no. 5

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