The Orfeo Duo Vita notes
We are a sister and brother violin and piano duo known for our close rapport with each other and with our audiences and for our power of communication. Our mission is to encourage and inspire people of all ages through music-making that expresses the breath of life.

We’ve performed throughout the Americas as well as in Europe and made numerous recordings. Our repertoire ranges from Bach to music by young composers from our neighborhood, including the complete sonatas of Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms, many beautiful early twentieth-century pieces, and short pieces, including our own arrangements of songs and arias. We play from memory, and our interpretations are colored by exploration of historical performance practices and kindled by a spirit of improvisation.

In recent years we have been celebrating the creative spirit in our neighborhood in a project called What a Neighborhood! Through concerts and workshops we encourage composers of all ages and backgrounds and draw neighbors together, nurturing a strong sense of community. Please join us! For our schedule of events click here.

RECORDINGS! We are in the process of recording all of the Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano on period instruments. To listen to our recordings of music by Robert Schumann, David Loeb, and others, click here.

WATCH a slideshow of workshops and extravaganzas funded by Chamber Music America and other supporters during the past three years. Move your cursor to the top of the picture to view captions and participants' comments. Click on the icon on the far right to see the pictures on your full screen!

READ a full-page article in the New York Daily News about our work.

Quotes from audience members:

“I feel as though you gave me wings.”
“I was really traveling.”
“Your violin and piano speak.”
“It was like hearing the composer’s voice.”
“For me it was like a rebirth.”
“Your playing makes me feel like going out and doing things.”

Quotes from reviewers:

“daring and fresh…. These are performers I would pay good money to hear.”
“Stunning clarity and infectious joy”
“magnificent performances…. This kind of rapport is rare indeed.”

The Orfeo Duo
615 West 113 Street #33
New York NY 10025
Phone: 347-799-2668

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