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DUO DIORAMA Returns To Perform On Maui

July 4, 2013
Maui Weekly

On Saturday, July 13, at Keawala'i Congregational Church in Makena, Ebb & Flow Arts (E&FA) will present DUO DIORAMA--Minghuan Xu on violin and Winston Choi on piano--performing a contemporary "classic" by Igor Stravinsky. The performers will also offer exciting Hawai'i premieres by living composers.

The free program includes Stravinsky's neoclassical "Duo Concertante" (1932) and John Corigliano's "Sonata" (1963). Corigliano received the Pulitzer Prize as well as an Oscar for the score for "Red Violin."

"We are thrilled to have DUO DIORAMA for a return engagement," said Robert Pollock, founder and director of E&FA. "Their performance two years ago remains an artistic highlight of Ebb & Flow Arts' 15 years of concert presentation. Both players were terrific."

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DUO DIORAMA performers include Minghuan Xu on violin and Winston Choi on piano.

"Xu's fiddling features spotless finger and bow technique, a keen feel for dramatic flair, and a big, sturdy tone free of forcing," said Pollock. "Choi is a more-than-equal partner at the keyboard. His sound is lively and lucid, his digital work is immaculate. His shaping of material shows insightful articulation of phrase and voicing."

Also on the program are Mischa Zupko's "Shades of Grey" (2006) and Huang Ruo's "The Invisible Compass" (2012), recently premiered by DUO DIORAMA (

Pollock will present the world premiere of his "Duo No. 6" (2013) (

Pre-concert discussion begins at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 5300 Makena Road.

For further information, visit, call (808) 876-1854 or email

This event is part of E&FA's annual, multi-day, multi-site, international North South East West Festival 2013.

E&FA is a nonprofit presenter of modern music and multi media events. It is the only such presenter in Hawai'i, and was founded in 1999, by composer/pianist Pollock. It aims to build bridges between the arts and connect artistic expressions and cultures. E&FA creates a global soundboard and mirror for music and art in Hawai'i. The organization also teaches Maui's children how to read and write music with "Scaling Haleakala," an award-winning curriculum.



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