Ellyses Kuan will participate in and perform at the 42nd Annual Classical Music Festival Eisenstadt Summer Academy, in Eisenstadt, Austria
Ellyses Kuan will participate in workshops and masterclasses and will perform the Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 3 and Beethoven’s 32 variations in C minor in the final concert, at the 42nd Annual Classical Music Festival Eisenstadt Summer Academy, in Eisenstadt, Austria.
Duo Amie hosted and organized a month long winter clothing drive and a Benefit concert supporting the non-profit organization Cradles to Crayons (https://www.cradlestocrayons.org). Cradles to Crayons is a local non-profit organization providing children living in low-income and homeless situations with the essentials they need to thrive. Since its founding in 2002, Cradles to Crayons has provided key basics of life free of charge to needy children from newborns up to age 12. These include clothing, toys, school supplies, and more. Duo Amie was proud to partner with Cradles to Crayons to support their work, and in particular to raise awareness of their fall 2016 “Gear up for Winter” drive. The concert profits were donated to Cradles to Crayons, and the clothing drive yielded over 14 large bags of donated clothing. This outreach project would not have been possible without the support of Rancatore’s Ice and Cream and Yogurt store locations (Belmont, Lexington, and Newton; http://rancs.com ), Seta’s Café (Belmont; http://setascafe.com ), EKS Music School (Quincy; http://music.eks-arts.com), and Curtis Bryant Cellos of Watertown (http://www.curtisbryantcellos.com ).
Duo Amie had the pleasure of teaching and performing in a music workshop at Lyra Music Festival. We compared several different editions of the first movement of the Chopin Cello Sonata and discussed and demonstrated various interpretations, with lots of helpful and insightful commentary from the talented young musicians attending the 2016 summer festival at Smith College in Northampton, MA.