Clarinetist Christine Carter and
Duo Concertante Release New Recording
Trios for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
Carter, violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist
Timothy Steeves, announce Canadian tour dates to celebrate release of new CD
Aram Khachaturian - Trio, I. Andante con dolore
Acclaimed Canadian clarinetist  Christine Carter , and Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, Duo Concertante (violinist Nancy Dahn and pianist Timothy Steeves), have collaborated on an exciting new recording entitled INVITATION: TRIOS FOR CLARINET, VIOLIN AND PIANO (Marquis). This new offering from the trio contains twentieth-century works for clarinet, violin, and piano, featuring four diverse works by Francis Poulenc, Aram Khachaturian, and Patrick Cardy.
Invitation features Khachaturian’s Trio for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano (1932); Milhaud’s Suite (1936); the delightful incidental music from the play L’invitation au château (Invitation to the Castle) by Francis Poulenc (1947); and Patrick Cardy’s exuberant Tango! , written in 1989.
“It was such a pleasure joining musical forces with Duo Concertante for this debut trio release,” says Christine Carter. “After two decades of working and performing together, Nancy and Tim are unrivalled musical communicators. It was an incredible experience to step into this special dynamic and cultivate a unique trio sound with these exceptional artists.”
“Recording the Invitation CD with Christine was an exciting opportunity for Nancy and I to explore new repertoire as a trio, with a wonderful artist and friend,” says Timothy Steeves, pianist, Duo Concertante.
Christine Carter and Duo Concertante will be touring to celebrate the release of Invitation: Trios for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano.
Live performances include:

January 30, 2019 - Halifax, Nova Scotia
The Music Room, 7pm
January 31, 2019 - Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Brenton Hall, Acadia University, 11:30am
Free Admission

February 1, 2019 - Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Musique Royale, 6pm
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February 2, 2019 - St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
D. F. Cook Recital Hall, Memorial University, 7:30pm
Tickets $20/$14.50
February 8, 2019 - London, Ontario
Von Kuster Hall, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, 12:30pm
Free Admission
February 13, 2019 - Waterloo, Ontario
The Music Room, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, 9pm
Tickets $35/$20
Christine Carter has performed at venues across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House. Highlights have included performances at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, German Consulate in New York City, and Palffy Palace in Prague. She has completed artist residencies at the Mozart Festival Würzburg (Germany), Málaga Clásica Festival (Spain), Shenzhen International Woodwind Festival (China), and five seasons with the Dark by Five inter-arts ensemble at Gros Morne Summer Music in Newfoundland.

In addition to her collaborations with Duo Concertante and Dark by Five , Christine is the clarinetist of the critically acclaimed Iris Trio . Her performances have been praised for their “special passion and inspiration” (Augsburger Allgemeine) and “beauty of sound and striking expression” (Bremen Weser Kurier). Christine has also performed extensively as an orchestral musician, including engagements with the New World Symphony (Miami), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (New York), as well as under the batons of some of the world’s finest conductors, such as Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Nagano, and Fabio Luisi. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Manhattan School of Music and is Assistant Professor of Music at Memorial University in St. John's. Christine is a Buffet Crampon Artist.
Duo Concertante , Canada’s premiere violin and piano ensemble, are partners in music and in life. Known for the passion and brilliance of their performances, critics have praised Nancy Dahn and Timothy Steeves’ “artistry, poetry, and impeccable technique” ( La Scena Musicale ) and “deeply integrated performances that flow naturally as if the music were being created on the spot” ( Gramophone ). The Duo’s busy touring schedule across North America, Europe, and China, has led to performances at Wigmore Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, the National Arts Centre, and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. 

Nancy and Tim’s ten commercial CDs on the ATMA, Centredisc, and Marquis labels include the recording of Murray Schafer’s  Duo for Violin and Piano  which won a JUNO award in 2011 and  Bach Sonatas for Violin and Keyboard  which won the ECMA Best Classical Recording in 2017. Duo Concertante have consistently revealed a passion for new music, commissioning over thirty-five new works for violin and piano from many of Canada’s leading composers. Incarnation,  their newest all-Canadian album, was picked by CBC as one of the top ten classical recordings of 2017 and won the 2018 ECMA for Classical Recording of the Year. Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, they are also both Research Professors at Memorial University and Artistic Directors of the Tuckamore Festival.
INVITATION: Trios for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano
is available MARCH 8, 2019 on MARQUIS.
Media contact, to request a review copy or interview:
Christine Liber
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