Duo was commissioned by Music Network with funding provided by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. It was composed specifically for Clara-Jumi Kang (violin) and Sunwook Kim (piano) for their Music Network tour of Ireland in October 2022.
The title Duo implies a sense of dialogue and engagement between the two instruments; a phrase on the violin elicits a response from the piano and vice versa. From a formal perspective the piece consists of three sections. The opening and closing segments evoke a sense of spaciousness and dynamism while the middle section is lighter in texture and attempts to create a mood of mysterious shimmering.
World premiere of the piece recorded at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on 5th October 2022.
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