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Kate Carter, violin     Louise Chan, piano

Our latest album, "Strike, Strum and Stride", was released by Centaur Records on January 13, 2023! Our album was featured on the "Music in Chicago" radio show on 98.7 WFMT on January 23, 2023. We are grateful to be recipients of a grant from the Musicians Club of Women to help fund this project.

If you would like a CD, it can be preordered here (available January 27)

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Photo from our recording session in Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston, Illinois taken by Brady Miller, who also plays drumset on our album! (August 2020)

Blue Violet Duo "excel at both extremes, from the nuanced and restrained to the incandescent and extravagant" (Stringendo magazine). Formed in 2013, the Chicago based duo was born of a friendship and musical kinship and enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Carnegie's Weill Hall in New York in February of 2014. Their 2018 debut album, American Souvenirs, received critical recognition and was selected as WFMT's "New Release of the Day" in October 2018. They have been invited for repeat performances on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, most recently in January 2022. They enjoy bringing to light lesser-known, engaging works to surprise and delight audiences everywhere.

Photo: Forestt LaFave

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