"Sensitive musically, lovely character and sound. They played as one."
- Elizabeth Pridonoff, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
"Amy and Sara Hamann have the eloquence and ability to maintain their audience under their powers."
- L’Impartial, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
"The Hamanns are smart, stylish players, and they have a bold streak...[they] attack their instruments with a fierce energy...The sisters also can play with real delicacy, along with perfect unanimity...The Hamanns will go far."
- Michael Anthony, Star Tribune
"It was a stunning performance; they sounded like one."
- Spartanburg Herald
"Many times a single very fast phrase would race from one keyboard to the other so seamlessly that it was hard to tell which instrument was playing."
- Rochester Post-Bulletin
"The elegantly dressed, sibling soloists - Amy and Sara Hamann - performed the work like a hearty conversation, passing the audience’s focus from one to the other and back to the orchestra, with commanding ease."
- The Chautauquan Daily
Amy and Sara Hamann
Beethoven - Complete Piano Duets
c. 2012 Grand Piano
Hamann Sisters Debut with Minnesota Orchestra
July 14, 2007
Amy and Sara Hamann
Please visit http://www.studio360.org/episodes/2007/07/13 to listen to the National Public Radio interview and to learn more about the history of the concerto the Hamann Sisters performed during their debut with the Minnesota Orchestra
Interview with pianists Amy and Sara Hamann
by John Birge, March 17, 2004
Sara and Amy Hamann
Amy and Sara became the first American Piano Duo to win the Absolute First Prize in the 14th Concorso Pianistico Internazionale, held in Rome, Italy in October, 2003. Amy and Sara are also the youngest First Prize winners in the history of the National Federation of Music Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists. In addition to winning the First Prize, Amy and Sara were awarded the Lucile Parrish Ward Award for the best performance of American music.
As winners of the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies' Concerto Competition, Amy and Sara made their professional debut at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul. They study with Alexander Braginsky from the University of Minnesota.