“Each movement was filled with intimacy, momentum, and sensuality... phrases were lovingly shaped and sensitively articulated, perfectly capturing the composer's lyricism and rhythmic energy.”
(Classical New Jersey Society Journal)
The Chatham-Wood Duo performs not only the distinguished violin and piano chamber repertoire from Baroque to 21st Century, but also brings the unforgettable chamber music of Latin American composers to a wider audience. With charisma and technical virtuosity, this duo has delighted audiences since its inception in 2003, bringing alive the too seldom heard violin and piano works of the world's greatest composers. The Duo made its debut in 2003 at the Westminster Choir College Summer Series and went on to perform and give lectures in such venues as the Musica Viva Festival, The Big Apple Chamber Music Series, The Catholic University of America, The Latin American Guild for the Arts at the Ethical Society in Philadelphia, the Ugbrooke Chamber Music Festival (UK), the Austin Chamber Music Center, the Bickford Theatre (NJ) and a performance, lecture, and round-table discussion with the Cuarteto Latinoamericano in Princeton University's Friends of Music Series as part of a six-week colloquium on Latin American music, art and literature. The Duo's live performances of works by Chávez and Ponce, as well as their own Gershwin song transcriptions, have been broadcast nationwide on WWFM The Classical Network.
The Duo has just released a recording on MSR Classics with soprano Christine Howlett, titled “Love Raise Your Voice: Music for Soprano, Violin and Piano,” featuring works by Tarik O’Regan, Carson Cooman, Richard Wilson, Elizabeth Haskins, Donald Waxman and Leonard Enns. For more details, visit www.loveraiseyourvoice.com.
The recording is available on iTunes, Amazon.com, and MSR Classics' website, www.msrcd.com.