It’s a week to celebrate the transformative power of the arts in education. Here at Arts for Learning Virginia, we served more than 78,000 students during 2019/2020. We’ve collected thoughts from some of those we’ve impacted plus from some of our talented artists. Enjoy! Strings Impact Mila Stith, student violinist, Portsmouth Public Schools: “I liked […]
Kevin and Bryan Matheson received critical acclaim at their Carnegie Weill Recital Hall début as part of the Ibla Grand Prize competition winners’ tour following their performances in Sicily. The duo has been recognized for its mesmerizing and spirited performances – two perfect virtuosos, playing as one.
As founding members of the Classic Strings Duo and Rainier Trio, they have performed in Yamaha Hall, Tokyo, Japan and on numerous concert series throughout Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and North Carolina. They tour for the Virginia Commission for the Arts, have released four CDs and been chosen as “CD of the week” by WQED Pittsburgh.
They have performed in the Ameropa International Chamber Music Festival in Prague, as guest soloists with the Irish Sinfonietta Orchestra in New York City and were concertmaster and principal violist of the Viva Vivaldi Chamber Orchestra, which recorded for Centaur Records.
Kevin and Bryan served as concertmaster and principal violist of the RMA Chamber Orchestra which performed at the prestigious West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Ireland and at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage in a joint performance with musicians from Hong Kong and Macao.
The Classic Strings Duo and Rainier Trio are partially supported by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.