Guest Artist Duo Concertante to grace Convocation Hall stage this October

UAlberta's String Area is proud to present one of Canada's leading chamber music duos for a performance and masterclass.

23 September 2015

The Department of Music is proud to present Newfoundland-based Duo Concertante this October 6-7 for a performance and master class double bill. The piano and violin ensemble, praised for its "artistry, poetry, and impeccable technique", will perform at Convocation Hall on October 6th and give a masterclass to UAlberta musicians the following day.

Formed in 1997, Duo Concertante have toured extensively and have delivered countless performances across Canada, Asia, Europe and the United States. Combining their love for classical and contemporary music, the ensemble has consistently received rave reviews from music lovers and critics alike. The group is particularly passionate about new music and has commissioned numerous new works from leading Canadian composers including Chan Ka Nin, Andrew Staniland, Kati Agócs, Kelly-Marie Murphy, Alice Ho, Omar Daniel, Clark Ross, Andrew MacDonald, Rob Teehan, David Scott, Linda Bouchard, and Jean Lesage, among others.

The Duo Concertante players-Nancy Dahn (violin) and Timothy Steeves (piano)-are based at Memorial University in St. John's and are active researchers, teachers and mentors to young chamber music performers. The pair also enjoy an active career as recording artists with six releases to-date and another forthcoming in 2016.

Concert information is available below. For more information on these music events, please contact Professor Guillaume Tardif.

String Area Guest Artist Visit - Duo Concertante

October 6th: Concert @ 8:00PM, Convocation Hall
October 7th: Masterclass @ 9:30AM, Syudio 2-7, Fine Arts Building

Concert Program

  1. Bach Sonata for violin and keyboard in A major
  2. Jocelyn Morlock Petrichor*
  3. Schubert Rondo
  4. Beethoven Sonata no. 10 in G major, op. 96.

* Program Notes:

"Petrichor refers to the smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather; inspired by Bach, the piece is quite romantic - and the yearning for rain and the subsequent ecstatic release when it finally arrives is really palpable."