August 10 & 11

Duo Cantabile was formed in 2012 by cellist Simona Barbu and pianist Nariaki Sugiura, two musicians and university professors residing in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Preview Performance

Aug 10  7:20 pm
at the Medora Musical

Social Hour

Aug 11  4:00pm
with appetizers and cash bar

at the Harold Schafer Heritage Center

Duo Cantabile Performance

Aug 11  5:00 pm
on the Andrist Stage

An astounding international cellist, Simona Barbu began her musical studies at age seven and gained public attention as a member of the leading string quartet of the Conservatory of Timisoara in her native Romania, where she made her solo debut in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with the conservatory’s symphonic orchestra. Ever since, she has traveled to Asia, South American, Europe, and the United States as a soloist, chamber musician, clinician, and orchestra musician.

International concert artist Nariaki Sugiura has performed solo recitals and concerto engagements in the U.S., Europe, South America, and Asia at prestigious concert halls. His arrangements for chamber ensembles and piano ensembles have been frequently performed.

A devoted teacher, Sugiura has become of the leading piano pedagogues of his generation giving piano master classes around the world/ 

Thanks to the Tim and Becky O’Keefe Endowment Fund.

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