The public is invited to come hear some sizzling music by a fantastic couple of musicians this Saturday night, January 20th when the sensational violin-cello duo, Hirona and Philip Borter, “Duo-B”, will be performing. The concert will feature music by Piazzola.
Unique in the classical music world due to its’ dedication to works for violin and cello ensemble, Duo-B is quickly earning praise for their passionate musical commitment, creative style, and original programming. The ensemble began in 2009 with the chance meeting of a Japanese violinist (Hirono Sugimoto) and an American cellist (Philip Borter) in Germany, at the Hochschule für Musik-Freiburg. Their fascination with travel, innovative styles of music-making, and each other soon led them down creative and unexpected paths that later resulted in the forming of Duo-B, while still graduate students at the Eastman School of Music.
As winners of numerous awards, they have performed across three continents including landmark performances in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Universität der Künste in Berlin, and Minatomirai Hall in Yokohama, Japan. Most recently they were welcomed as featured guest artists at the 2017 Iowa Composer’s Forum and will serve as string faculty at the 2018 Killington Music Festival.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help offset concert expenses.