The Emerald Duo explores
the unusual repertoire of original compositions for violin and violoncello, commissioning
several pieces by young
American composers, and is always interested in discovering new pieces for this
unusual musical combination. Since 1986 the duo has played in the United
States, Canada, and Mexico, and has performed to critical acclaim in Europe on
a regular basis. Their research in Europe has yielded many original opera
paraphrases which had been lost in remote libraries, and a large number of
compositions for violin and violoncello written in the early Classical and
early Romantic eras. In addition, the duo has been featuring music of the
Holocaust for many years and has given lecture recitals throughout the U.S. and
the music and conditions of the concentration camps during the Holocaust.
The duo spends their summers teaching and
performing in Europe, and participating in the Victoria (TX) Bach Festival.
They will be performing some twenty concerts in Europe on an extensive chamber
music tour in July-August 2013. They are also the directors of the Musica Viva
chamber music series in California’s Central Valley.
members of the Emerald Duo teach at Fresno Pacific University, and have had
great success as active performers, pedagogues, competition jurors, and
recording artists in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. The couple
has been residing in Auberry, CA, since 2001. The name “The Emerald Duo”
was chosen as both musicians were born in the month of May and the birthstone
for May is the Emerald.
Emerald Duo is available for concerts, masterclasses and workshops,
adjudications, and school presentations.
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