Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
2 (duo of flute, harp, & piano)

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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Duo "2" performs diverse works for flute/piano and flute/harp
Duo "2", flute and harp, sample video

I Have Worked With

  • Bach to the Future:  concert and commentary with music from J.S. Bach to recent works written for "2" by Elizabeth Vercoe and Narong Prangcharoen.  Lively conversation with students following the concert. October 2009.

  • Diverse chamber music for different combinations of voice, flute, harp and piano, with educational commentary on composers, genres, motifs, and other topics.  Music by Chopin, De Falla, Schubert, others. March 2014.  Wide-ranging conversations in meet-the-artist session following the concert.

  • Concert for flute, alto flute, bass flute and piccolo with piano and harp:  Music by American Women composers, featuring Kleemation and Butterfly Effects (written for "2") by Elizabeth Vercoe.  Vercoe joined the duo on campus to give a lecture for composition students and to hold an audience Q&A session following the evening concert. March 2011.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Rebecca
Job Title/Position: 
Manager
Fax: 
617-629-2915
Mailing Address: 
Americas Musicworks
29 Newbury Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Physical Address: 
Americas Musicworks 29 Newbury Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Last Name: 
DeLamotte
Phone: 
617-776-8778

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Chamber
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Chamber
Music - Composition
Music - New
Music - Solo / Recital
Year Founded: 
1990
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Duo "2", member of Chamber Music America
Peter H. Bloom, National Flute Association
Mary Jane Rupert, American Harp Association
Peter H. Bloom, Society for American Music
Peter H. Bloom, American Musical Instrument Society
Education: 
Peter H. Bloom: MM with distinction in flute performance from New England Conservatory; BA (philosophy) from Boston University. Performance studies at Hochschule Mozarteum, Salzburg; Longy School of Music; and Aston Magna Institute. Studied with Robert
Mary Jane Rupert holds a BM in Piano from Oberlin College. At Indiana University, she earned an MM in Piano, MM in Harp and DM in Piano Performance and Music Literature. Her piano teachers included Louis Kentner, Gyorgy Sebok, Lily Dumont,
Awards: 
Peter H. Bloom, winner of American Musicological Society's Noah Greenberg Award. Duo member of SC Artist Roster. Boston Museum of Fine Arts selected duo to demonstrate historical flute & harp. Wadsworth Atheneum commissioned concert for Rodin show.
Peter H. Bloom, compositions and arrangements published by Noteworthy Sheet Music

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Concert grand piano tuned before performance with adjustable bench if possible.
Stage 10 x 10 for flute and piano or flute and harp; 12 x 12 when piano and harp are both used and/or when ensemble includes guest artists.
Page turner, if available.
Music stands and stand lights are helpful (ensemble can bring if needed)
Harp requires hard surface (wood, stone, etc).
Fee Range Minimum: 
$800
Fee Range Maximum: 
$6,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors