Collaborations

Duo Eliot

Szuhwa Wu, violin and Véronique Ngo Sach-Hien, piano

The violin and piano DUO ELIOT, known for its “fine balance between brilliance and elegance,” offers audiences new entry points for connecting to great art. The duo’s performance credits include the Musée de la vie romantique in Paris, the Musée des beaux arts in Besançon, and the Centre régional d’art contemporain in Montbéliard.

The duo takes its name from author T.S. Eliot, whose poetic collages represent a dizzying mosaic of allusions, images, and wit sampled across time and social strata. Similarly, DUO ELIOT presents a collage of repertoire ranging from Ravel, Biber, and Gershwin, to groundbreaking works by Boulez, Tutschku, and Hosokawa.

Committed to re-imagining live concerts, the duo’s creative programming offers audiences unforgettable and transformative experiences. Examples include a concert of the works by composers that Proust refers to in In Search of Lost Time interspersed with readings from the text, and a museum concert of works by Janacek, Webern, and Satie surrounded by master paintings of the period.

As members of the Ensemble de musique interactive, the Duo collaborates regularly with composers in creating works that employ innovative technologies. DUO ELIOT has performed works at the Musical Interactivity Festival at Miller Theater in New York City and at the Radio France Concert Hall.

Each artist has impressive credentials. Szuhwa Wu’s performance credits range from New York’s Lincoln Center to the Zurich Tonhalle, the Salzburg Mozarteum, and the National Theater of Taipei. And Veronique has performed at the Salle Cortot, and the Salle Chopin-Pleyel in Paris, and in England at Birmingham’s Town Hall, and St. Martin-In-The Field.

Professors at the Conservatoires de Besançon and Montbéliard, the artists are actively engaged in bringing music in lively form to all audiences, from designing imaginative in-school concerts to facilitating dynamic pre-concert discussions to their signature recital programs.

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