Violinist Kerry DuWors and pianist Katherine Dowling capture the timeless stories of human experience with a Romantic program which transcends place, era, culture and circumstance and allows the spirit to sing. In one of history’s greatest love stories, Robert and Clara Schumann remained devoted both to their art and to each another despite difficulties and adversity. Johannes Brahms was their lifelong confidante and champion, their dearest and most beloved friend. The masterworks of these three extraordinary artists – created in the springtime of the Romantic era – resonate through eloquent compositions designed to refresh the soul and inspire delight in listeners.
Katherine Dowling | Piano - Praised by the New York Times for her “crystalline performances, gestural expressiveness, and careful attention to colour”, and by the Boston Globe for her “effortless incisiveness,” award-winning pianist Katherine Dowling performs across North America and Europe as a solo and chamber musician. Katherine Dowling is familiar to audiences as a multi-year fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center, a New Fromm Fellow, and as a Britten-Pears Young Artist; through numerous positions at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the Orlando Festival, and the Avaloch Farm Music Institute; and through multiple Winners’ Tours under the auspices of the Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. As a member of the chamber ensemble Gruppo Montebello, she appears on many critically-acclaimed recordings on the Etcetera label. In addition to her performing activities, Katherine teaches piano and chamber music at the University of Regina.
Kerry DuWors | Violin - Hailed for her “soaring cantilena” (Gramophone Magazine), violinist Kerry DuWors has performed across Canada, the USA, Europe, Mexico, Japan and New Zealand. In demand as a versatile chamber musician, highlights include performances with duo526, James Ehnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Dame Evelyn Glennie and NYC-based The Knights. Praised for “always finding the music behind the notes” (Winnipeg Free Press), she has been soloist with the NACO, Winnipeg Symphony, Saskatoon Symphony, and Manitoba Chamber Orchestra. DuWors has won prestigious awards including Grand Prize at the 26th Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. She is a four-time laureate of the Canada Council Musical Instrument Bank Competition, and currently plays on a modern instrument by Felix Krafft modeled after the 1735 “Plowden” Guarneri. She has been Associate Professor at Canada’s Brandon University since 2003.