Hailed for "beautiful phrasing, consummate duet passages," the duo 2 (Peter H. Bloom, flute and Mary Jane Rupert, piano and harp) have performed together for 25 years, appearing in venues across the globe, with CDs on Navona, Ravello Records and North Star. They've been called "the very best players playing at the height of their powers" (University of Canberra, Australia). Grammy-nominated mezzo-soprano D'Anna Fortunato is a frequent guest artist; Fortunato and "2" perform across the United States. Peter H. Bloom tours internationally; is featured on 40 recordings (Sony Classical, Dorian, Newport Classic, others); is a winner of the American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award; serves on the faculty of the Snow Pond Composers Workshop; is contributing editor for Noteworthy Sheet Music. The Boston Globe called his music "a revelation for unforced sweetness and strength." Acclaimed as a concert pianist and harpist, Mary Jane Rupert has given recitals from Carnegie Hall to Beijing Concert Hall and has appeared with orchestras and chamber ensembles across the U.S. She holds a BM in Piano from Oberlin College; MM in Piano, MM in Harp, DM in Piano Performance from Indiana University. Violist Frank Grimes joins the duo "2" in their trio Ensemble Aubade (flute, harp and viola). "2" performs wide ranging repertoire from masterworks to new music. Composers frequently join the duo in residencies and educational outreach to discuss recent works. Thomas Hill, clarinet, and other musicians join Duo "2" in diverse collaborations.
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2 (duo of flute, harp, & piano)