As a performer and a listener, I'm fascinated by the way the immediacy of live performance connects us to our surroundings and to one another. My goal as a recitalist is to allow the audience to appreciate the present moment through music that embraces the full breadth of the human experience.
Music, and life, are collaborative endeavors. Our effectiveness as collaborators, and as people in general, lies in our capacity to recognize our unique strengths and flaws and celebrate them as emblems of our humanity. All of us possess within us a reserve of openness, spontaneity, and courage, and I hope to inspire others to uncover these qualities in themselves through my performances.
Folie à Deux
Named for the psychological condition of mutual delusion, pioneering viola duo Folie à Deux explores the full spectrum of dialogue between two equal voices that conflict, mirror, converge, and fracture from one moment to the next. Founded in 2012 by Nick Revel and Nora Krohn, the duo was twice featured on the Wilton Library's "Connecticut's Own" series, Turtle Bay Music School's Artist Series, Mid-day Music at St. Paul's, and in numerous other venues throughout the Northeast, including Cornelia St. Café, Flushing Town Hall, Spectrum, and The Stone. In February 2015 the ensemble premiered over a dozen new works by members of the Composers Collective as part of the 2015 Composers Now festival.
With repertoire spanning the late Renaissance to the ultra-contemporary, the pair brings its spirited sensibility to a variety of musical forms and genres. Their vision is to further the imaginative scope of the ensemble by commissioning composers and composing original works.