Grammy Award-nominated Duo Parnas is the critically acclaimed collaboration of two sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas Möller and cellist Cicely Parnas. They have performed at the Tanglewood, Banff and Shanghai festivals, among others, and their Baltimore debut in UMBC’s stunning concert hall features Kodaly’s rhapsodic duo.

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Venue: University of Maryland Baltimore County

“Perfectly balanced and suffused with…electricity and drama.”—The New York Times

    Duo Parnas

    Duo Parnas is the stunning collaboration of supremely musical sisters, violinist Madalyn Parnas and cellist Cicely Parnas. Their profound artistry speaks of their life-long partnership and performance career. Officially recognized in Carnegie Hall with a 1st prize win at the 2008 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition, the duo soon earned rave reviews in The New York Times for their exciting and technically flawless performances. “… the Duo Parnas gave a stunning account of Martinu’s lively, sometimes prickly Duo for Violin and Cello. The intricate give-and-take between the cello and violin lines was perfectly balanced and suffused with … electricity and drama …”Another review stated, “The duo gave … an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision." The Duo Parnas has performed across the globe in music festivals, recitals,and as soloists with orchestra. They have performed with Peter Serkin as the Parnas/Serkin Trio and have earned international acclaim for their recordings.

    "The duo parnas […] gave the piece an electrifying reading, couching it in a lush tone and executing its complex interplay with pinpoint precision." --  The New York Times

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043 (arr. Duo Parnas)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Sonata for Violin and Cello

Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)

Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7

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