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m2duo

m2duo is back!! 4 years after their last official appearance as a duo, they will be playing Piazzolla, originals and more. 

Violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura have been fascinating the crowd in NYC and beyond since 2001, when they started to play together at Café Mozart on Upper West Side. They have since appeared at unique NYC venues (La MaMa e.t.c., The Stone, Merkin Hall) while also invited to perform at General Consulate of Japan's private residence in San Francisco, Onteora Library Summer Benefit Concert in Tannersville, NY, and Igel Hall in Kamakura, Japan. 

Although they have both been classically trained at The Juilliard School, they enjoy very diverse backgrounds. For example, Machiko is also a fine tap dancer (making her debut performance of Morton Gould's Tap Dance Concerto with North Shore Symphony Orchestra in May 2007), while Makia has been developing skills as a tech-savvy engineer and production coordinator alongside her career as a composer. The combination of such eclectic talents is really a rare find. 

These two musicians effortlessly jump between genres and bridge the gap between analogue and digital sounds, as well as visible and audible. While they have been known for their unique and passionate interpretation of Nuevo Tango — Astor Piazzolla's music., their repertoire actually covers a wide range of musical styles in addition to tango — classical, jazz, film/world music, avant-garde, electro-acoustic (Machiko does have an electric violin and an effector)— Their curiosity is unlimited. 

Check out their music on MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/m2duonyc.

Earlier Event: June 20
Arturo Castillo Tristán
Later Event: July 22
Andrés Godoy