November 20, 2014
|Location||View maps and directions to Benson Great Hall|
|Instructions for Guests||View maps and directions to Bethel University and Benson Great Hall.|
|Cost||Free, no tickets required|
|Sponsors||Department of Music|
Pianist Garret Ross (Bethel alum) and cellist Ruth Marshall met in 2009 at the International Festival-Institute at Round Top. Their first performance as a duo was in 2011. Since then, their collaboration has grown and thrived.
To begin their collaborative life, Ruth and Garret studied chamber music with various teachers. In 2011, Artu Duo had a residency at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, where they studied the Beethoven Sonatas for Cello and Piano with Colin Carr and Thomas Sauer. In 2012, they were residents at the Aldeburgh Festival in Suffolk, England, studying the music of Brahms and Schumann with Menahem Pressler. Other chamber music coaches have included Tony Ross, Timothy Lovelace, and Jeffrey Gilliam.
In 2013, Artu Duo made their debut on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series at the Cultural Center in Chicago, which was broadcast live on WFMT. Artu Duo is the ensemble-in-residence at the Annual Chamber Music Festival of Houston, MN. In the 2014-2015 season, Artu Duo looks forward to a residency at Avaloch Farm in New Hampshire as well as concerts on the Music Northwest Chamber Music Series in Seattle and the Courtroom Concert Series in St. Paul.
Contact the Department of Music at 651.638.6380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.