Duo Cortona is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the creation of works for its unique instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and violin. This ensemble explores new sounds and possibilities for its intimate, expressive, and vital combination. Duo Cortona works to establish a new and thus far unexplored repertoire, pursuing the endless possibilities of this union. They create opportunities for both established and emerging composers through commissions, competitions, educational workshops, university residencies, and major concert performances.
Co-presented with Music on the Edge series of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Music