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Queens’ Altino piano duo to return to Lincoln Center

Nerva and Robenson Altino will return to Lincoln Center on Easter Sunday with a new performance melding classical, gospel and traditional Haitian music to celebrate the Bicentennial of Haiti’s independence from France.

Haitian born and Queens raised, the brothers made their professional debut at Lincoln Center in May 2002 to exemplary reviews shortly after receiving masters degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Both Nerva and Robenson learned to read by imitating words on Sesame Street while their mother helped them with the Haitian translations. Watching Vladimir Horowitz and Andre Watts on public television affirmed their decision to become pianists.

The duo will play at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center Sunday, April 11, at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.3piano3.com.

Tickets are available at www.lincolncenter.org or by calling Centercharge at 212-721-6500.

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