Born in Tunisia in 1952, Christian Lauba has been a prominent contemporary composer, winning many prizes since his graduation from the Conservatory of Bordeaux during the mid-1980s. Lauba won First Prize for Composition during his studies and his Porgy Stride for Two Pianos proves his ability.
Published in 2012, a typical performance of Porgy Stride takes around 6 minutes and 25 seconds. The work is highly virtuosic and modern, exploiting tonality, rhythm and other advanced technical features. The score of Porgy Stride comes with clear, separate parts for each performer. For all advanced pianists, Porgy Stride provides an alternative, modern work, essential to a varied duet repertoire.