Ellyses Kuan (piano) and Julie Reimann (cello), founding members of Duo Amie, met in 2013 while performing at a concert to benefit a medical charity organization. A close friendship and musical collaboration quickly developed between them. Bonded by their shared backgrounds as world class trained musicians who also earned advanced degrees in other fields, they formed Duo Amie in 2015 in order to share their love of music and performance with others, and since then they have been performing together in various venues throughout New England and beyond. The duo's repertoire is diverse, and both performers delight in exploring both classical, contemporary, and popular music forms. They engage their audiences with themed programs that encompass the auditory and visual senses, and that capture the imagination through both musical expression, discussion, and visual thematic elements. The duo also supports the mission of charities by organizing and performing benefit concerts each year, and also enjoys teaching and fostering young talent, including giving open rehearsals and coaching.
Photographer: Cary Chu Photography