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Duo Concertante

Duo Concertante has been acclaimed for performances characterized by brilliance, subtlety, passion, and stunning ensemble across Canada and the United States. Hailed for their \0x2522exceptional warmth and intimacy\0x2522 (Ottawa Citizen<\0x252Fi>), violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves have been described as \0x2522superb musicians\0x2522 (Wholenote<\0x252Fi>), who \0x2522work together with uncanny perfection\0x2522 (Waterloo Gazette<\0x252Fi>). Their teamwork sets them apart from more conventional violin\0x252Fpiano collaborations, with critics observing: \0x2522One doesn't listen to a program of violin music here, but to real chamber music, as it should be\0x2522 (La Scena Musicale<\0x252Fi>) and \0x2522Brilliant, saucy and soulful… you hear splendid sweet nuances everywhere; Duo Concertante makes a powerful case for thinking of violin\0x252Fpiano sonatas as duo music, rather than as music for a pianist and a violinist\0x2522 (San Francisco Classical Voice<\0x252Fi>). Duo Concertante performs regularly throughout North America, recently appearing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York City, Toronto, Montreal and including a tour of Florida and central and western Canada. The Duo has been featured at summer festivals such as the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, the Baie des Chaleurs Festival and Sound Symposium. They are also Artistic Directors of the popular Tuckamore Festival: Chamber Music in Newfoundland. Their recordings and live performances have been heard frequently on CBC radio and SRC and in the United States and they have been featured on the Bravo!TV's The Classical Now and TVOntario's Studio 2. Duo Concertante's second CD, Of Heart and Homeland<\0x252Fi><\0x252Fa> (ATMA Classique), which explores the nature of national identity through the music of Janáček, Smetana, de Falla, and Dvořák, was been nominated for Best Classical Recording at the 2003 East Coast Music Awards. It follows À Deux<\0x252Fi><\0x252Fa>, their debut recording of Beethoven, Brahms, Stravinsky, and Ravel, nominated for Best Classical Recording at the 2000 ECMA's. Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves are both professors of music at Memorial University.