With all the challenges Arts for Learning has faced in the past year, there’s one very positive side effect—thanks to virtual programming, our roster has expanded to include vibrant and culturally diverse artists who live in other parts of the United States. We’re especially excited about Chicago-based artist Karim Nagi joining our team. Karim is […]
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.