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FORMERS & PERFORMERS presents M2Duo

Though violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura first began performing together at Cafe Mozart on the Upper West Side in 2001, it was their unique and passionate interpretation of Piazzolla at the East Village venue La MaMa in 2005 that marked the birth of M2Duo. Since then the pair has performed throughout the City and beyond while expanding its repertoire to include original interpretations, whether mixing tap dancing with violin or by reinventing 70's Japanese pop as tango. 

Both musicians are Julliard-trained and accomplished in their respective fields: Ozawa is a much sought-after tango violinist; Matsumura is one of the youngest pianists to regularly contribute improvised scores to classic silent films. 

Formers and Performers is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.