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Biography

“Duo Alterity is rapidly emerging as one of the premier flute and guitar duos on today’s concert stage,” (Richard Provost, Professor Emeritus and Founder of The Hartt School Guitar Department). The multi-award-winning ensemble has performed extensively across the United States, and was most recently invited to be Artists-in-Residence for the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the Connecticut Summerfest Contemporary Music Festival where they worked closely with emerging composers and gave six world premieres.

Duo Alterity is extremely dedicated to the performance of new music. “Their zest for contemporary music shines through in every performance, and their zeal for diving into new compositions is abundant in their work with emerging composers,” (Aaron N. Price, Artistic Director & Co-Founder, Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.). In 2016, they gave the world premiere of “La Perla del Pico” by Frank Wallace.

In 2017, Duo Alterity became finalists in the Classics Alive Young Artist Auditions, adding to their quickly growing list of awards. The ensemble also won 1st Prize in the 2017 Music of America’s Great Composers Competition, the 2016 Vivo International Music Competition, and the 2016 Inaugural Hartt Chamber Music Competition.

Duo Alterity has performed at numerous prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Governor’s Mansion in Hartford, CT.

Duo Alterity’s “innovative programming” and “musically charged performances” make them “one of the most captivating emerging ensembles today” (Dave McLellan, Curator, Hartt@Home).