As we all know, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has seriously impacted the arts, and live performance across all genres. The Tadioli Duo has suspended all live performance for the time being, with great hopes for good health and lots of live music in the summer 2021 season.
COMING UP: The Tadioli Duo will be recording a live-streamed performance for Chamber Music Society of Mississauga. The release is planned for March 2021. Watch this space for more info. We are also developing a program for "Truck Concerts" hosted for seniors residences through Chamber Music Mississauga with potential performance dates in May/June 2021.
BACKYARD CONCERTS: The Tadioli Duo was privileged to present 9 concerts throughout the summer of 2020, while Covid restrictions were largely reduced. Many of these concerts were presented at private homes, but the Duo was pleased to received full funding from the Music Performance Trust Fund of the American Federation of Musicians for two of them. Please CONTACT US now to request more info or to reserve your summer 2021 Backyard Concert.
Please visit our media page for listening samples taken live from concert.
The Tadioli Duo has two school presentations, designed for both younger and teenaged viewers. Each presentation has a run time of approximately 45 minutes, plus additional time for questions. Presentations for younger viewers include an introduction to our instruments and how they work, audience interaction with a simple rhythmic pattern and singing, plus several different accessible selections of music from the Classical, Folk and Popular world.
Presentations for middle school and high school students include a more in-depth look at techniques and historic approaches to the instruments and musical developments, as well as a bridging of worlds from the Baroque, Classical, Folk and Popular worlds. For a classroom sample, taken live from our presentation at Port Credit Secondary School, please see our video link here.
The Tadioli Duo prefers to perform unplugged whenever possible, however we do appreciate the use of a speaking microphone at all school events, and depending on the performance space, an amplification system may be required.
"Thank you, once again, for coming to Port Credit. You both played so beautifully and it was a special day for me as a Tadioli violin owner. the students and staff spoke very highly of your presentation (and playing). It was educational, engaging, and entertaining. Thank you, again, for a fantastic morning!"
-Dr. Andrew Kizas, Director, Regional Strings Program,
Port Credit Secondary School
The Tadioli Duo has several diverse programs and repertoire at the ready. A few highlights from our past seasons include:
Luigi Boccherini "Musica Notturna della Strada di Madrid"
Rebecca Clarke "Lullaby and Grotesque"
L. van Beethoven "Duet in C major" (watch here.)
J. Pachelbel/Ed Sheeran "Perfect Canon" medley arranged by S. Shanahan.
Carlos Gardel "Por Una Cabeza" (watch here.)
John Burge "Pas de Deux"
Reinhold Gliere "8 Morceaux" (watch Scherzo here.)
Dominik Giesriegl "Praeludium und Tango"
Astor Piazzolla "Cafe 1930" arranged by S. Shanahan.
G.B. Platti "Ricercare No. 4"
Fraser/Haas "Stirling Castle Set" (Scots traditional fiddle set, watch here.)
Coming Up in 2021
Benjamin Godard "Aubade"
Zoltan Kodaly "Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7"
Isabel Figueroa Manas "3 Argentine Pieces"
Jessie Montgomery "Duo for Violin and Cello"
Maurice Ravel "Sonata for Violin and Cello"
Servais-Ghys "God Save the King - Variations Brillante"