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When

Occurs on Thursday November 14 2019

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

James Hall
7280 Kemano Street
Powell River BC V8A 1M2

Performance Notes

× Julie Rutter – piano and flutes Valerie-Anne Rutter – piano and recorders

Twins seem to generate universal curiosity. Valerie and Julie Rutter, the multi-talented musicians who are Gemini, are no exception – transfixing audiences with their uncanny ability to synchronize so naturally. They have a reputation for passionate committed playing, for sensitive musical artistry, and for sharing their genuine love and joy of music-making with their audiences.

Gemini’s well-crafted performances include works for piano four-hands, flute and piano, recorder and piano, as well as flute and recorder. Their repertoire spans six centuries, from Renaissance to Contemporary music. They also provide their listeners with informative descriptions of the music and instruments, interwoven with amusing and entertaining anecdotes.

Val and Julie have enjoyed extensive performing careers in Europe and North America. Born and educated in England, the gifted twins received eight diplomas with first-class honours and distinction on their dual instruments, as well as numerous prizes as soloists and chamber musicians. They have given recitals in countless concert series and music festivals. Their first CD, ‘Dances for Duo’, was nominated for Best Classical Album in the West Coast Music Awards. Gemini are often heard on CBC radio and have been featured soloists with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and the Victoria and Edmonton Symphonies.

The twin sisters feel very blessed to make the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, Canada, their home where they are next-door neighbours, and both enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels.

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