April 1, 2011
After forty-five years making music together, the Guarneri String Quartet played its very last concert on October 27, 2009. People often ask me whether I miss playing quartets. Of course I do. I miss not only the concerts, but also the camaraderie, the rehearsals, the traveling, the exotic food, and the interesting people along the way. So I’ve decided to form another group—this time, a duo. I’ve teamed up with a wonderful partner. Tessa Border is her name. Tessa has a lovely voice, a most appealing stage personality, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s absolutely gorgeous. (Sadly, some people really do listen with their eyes.) We call ourselves simply, The Duo. Aside from artistic considerations, Tessa and I get along famously, which means we are looking forward to wonderful adventures together on tour. But all this is beside the point. The music’s the thing. The video below provides a small sample (click to launch video in YouTube):
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