The Norell Piano Duo
The Norell Piano Duo began performing together for the first time in 2009 at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania, and has continued to present repertoire for one and two pianos across North America. Recently appearing as Guest Artists at the Kelowna Community Music School in British Columbia, Luke and Mary Rose taught public lessons and gave a performance at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, and have been invited back in Spring 2016 to teach, perform, and also adjudicate for the Kelowna Kiwanis Piano Festival. After competing in the Liszt 200 Chicago Competition for piano duos, the two then performed in a concert of the Indiana University chapter of the American Liszt Society. Along with performing at IU, the Norells have given concerts at Northwestern University, the University of Northwestern (St. Paul), and Sauder Concert Hall as the Bonus Concert for the Rieth Recital Hall Chamber Series. Most recently, Luke and Mary Rose enjoyed performing Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite (transcribed for two pianos by Nicolas Economou) at Sauder Concert Hall at the Goshen College Music Center for the Afternoon Sabbatical Series of 2015-16. Not only concert artists, Luke and Mary Rose have worked with the Ravinia outreach program “Reach*Teach*Play” in bringing classical music to children in inner-city Chicago schools, performing selections from Camille Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals and Gustav Holst's The Planets.