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Emerald Duo

The Emerald Duo explores the unusual repertoire of original compositions for violin and violoncello, commissioning and premiering 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 Canada on 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. 

                  Both 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.

                  The Emerald Duo is available for concerts, masterclasses and workshops, adjudications, and school presentations.

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