NICOLE CHAO AND BETH CHEN form a duo team that combines dazzling virtuosity and romantic lyricism
New Zealand classical music team Duo Enharmonics is energising and redefining classical music through their virtuosic and emotionally thrilling programmes. The "unanimity of feeling" that one reviewer notes arises from their shared musical vision, which is seen in their harmonised physical gestures and heard in their remarkably synched sonic utterances. Their physical and musical gestures are saturated with subtleties of nuance only made possible after years of full-time duo partnership.
Following their Master's degrees, Nicole and Beth each had independent performing careers, finding success in national and international concerto and solo competitions. In 2017 they formed Duo Enharmonics, and began ongoing collaborations with members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand String Quartet, and Orchestra Wellington. The duo's repertoire includes all major works for piano duet and duo, including orchestral transcriptions, and spans music from the baroque period through to the contemporary.
Duo Enharmonics strive to bring classical music to ever wider audiences. Initiatives include their Front Row Classical Series(house concerts) and outreach activities such as school concerts and charity concerts. Their self-produced music videos of four-hand music and their "behind-the-scenes" clips spread their appeal, and their interactive live concerts bringlisteners and musicians into the same magical space.
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