The Musical Art Society of Branford, a non-profit cultural arts group founded in 1920, announces the following Fall concert at the Blackstone Library Auditorium in Branford.
On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm, Musical Art Society presents The Kelet Duo, which features Taiwanese pianist Pi-Hsun Shih and Hungarian violinist Katalin
Viszmeg, performing a varied repertoire of classical, folk (Chinese, Eastern European and Spanish) fusion and theatre music. The name Kelet was taken from Hungarian meaning “east, awakening, and rising.” Their name reflects the musicians’ countries of origin (Hungary and Taiwan) plus the metaphor of Kelet representing the transcendent power of its artistic ideals. Katalin and Pi-Hsun, as a result of their backgrounds and musical training, have a passion for understanding the voices of a variety of composers and cultures. Their musicianship encompasses classical style while highlighting their versatility by bridging folk, film music, ethnic, and avant-garde.
Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, both Katalin and Pi-Hsun are faculty members of the Hartt School, Community Division. Katalin was a top prize winner at the Hungarian National Solo Violin Competition, and Pi-Hsun also garnered a top prize at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition.
Opening the program will be two sisters from the Branford school system, Sharon and Helen Bian, on piano and violin. This concert is free and open to the public. Info: (203) 481-2819.
The Kelet Duo in Concert
Katalin Viszmeg, Hungarian violinist, Pi-Hsun Shih, Taiwanese pianist
Sharon & Helen Bian led by Christine Cohen
Friday, September 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm
Blackstone Library Auditorium
758 Main Street, Branford, CT
Info: Barbara Shaw (203) 481-2819