Chamber Connect & CameraMusic Present: The Laredo-Robinson Duo

This installment of Chamber Connect features Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson! The Austin Chamber Music Center is proud to be a supporting presenter of this performance from the Chamber Music Society of Detroit’s CameraMusic series.

Program

Handel/Halvorsen: Passacaglia for Violin and Cello
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Cello, after KV 423 in G major
Erwin Schulhoff: Duo for Violin and Cello
Andy Stein: Tango, from Suite for Two for Violin and Cello

The Laredo-Robinson Duo

The storybook romance of Bolivian-born violinist Jaime Laredo and American cellist Sharon Robinson has, for over 40 years, been expressed in every facet of their lives. Joyous and sophisticated music making, both separately and together, has earned them devoted fans world-wide.

In addition to their duo recitals, the Laredo-Robinson Duo, “the foremost husband-wife team in concert music” (Minneapolis Tribune), has long been a champion of new works. In addition to the recent André Previn Double Concerto, they have premiered and recorded double concertos by Richard Danielpour, Daron Hagen, David Ludwig, Ned Rorem, and Ellen Zwilich, while continually bringing a fresh approach to violin-cello duos by Ravel, Handel-Halvorsen, Schulhoff, Mozart, and Kodaly.

As solo artists, as the Laredo-Robinson Duo, and as members of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio with pianist Joseph Kalichstein for more than 40 years, Jaime Laredo and Sharon Robinson are among the busiest and most respected musicians in the world. In 2012, the husband-wife team joined the esteemed instrumental and chamber music faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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