Miolina: Violin Duo: MAPLE & SPRUCE, BIRCH & PINE
June 10, 2023, 6 PM
Doors open at 5 PM
NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $20
GENERAL ADMISSION: $30
ALL YOUTH (12 AND UNDER): $10
ARTS FOR ALL: $5
MAPLE & SPRUCE, BIRCH & PINE: Described as displaying “brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity” by I CARE IF YOU LISTEN, violin duo Miolina (Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold) performs a concert of new and recent works by living Nordic composers. The concert presents new works written for Miolina by Finnish composer Tomi Räisänen, Swedish composer Mauro Godoy Villalobos, and Ms. Bechtold. Other featured works, all receiving their West Coast premieres, are by Norwegian composer Ketil Hvoslef, and Swedish composers Cecilia Franke, Katarina Leyman, and Paula aaf Malmborg Ward.
About the Musicians
Violin duo Miolina (Mioi Takeda & Lynn Bechtold, violins) has been called "talented and dedicated" by Arts Birmingham, and described as displaying "aggressive and virtuosic prowess" with "brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity" by I CARE IF YOU LISTEN. A member of New Music USA’s Impact Cohort, Miolina has been attracting audiences since their inception in 2012. Mioi and Lynn are creating and shaping the violin duo repertoire of the 21st century. They have always made the performance of works by women, minority, and immigrant composers a top priority. To date, Miolina has premiered over 60 violin duos. They have had successful shows in NYC at venues such as National Sawdust, Culturelab LIC, the National Opera Center, Tenri Cultural Institute, (le) Poisson Rouge, Spectrum, KGB Espionage Museum, Rockwood Music Hall, Gallery MC, and Parsons School of Design. They’ve also performed concerts around the U.S. and abroad in Birmingham, Chicago, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, Malmö, Pensacola, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington DC, Paris, and Tokyo. They are recipients of numerous grants including Adami, American-Scandinavian Foundation, Japan Foundation NY, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New Music USA, and New York Women Composers. As part of their outreach and educational programs, Miolina has performed at senior centers and soup kitchens, and have given masterclasses at The Alabama School for the Blind, CUNYQueens College, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and UC Irvine.
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