Louise Chan Kate Carter Blue Violet Duo

Kate Carter, violin

Louise Chan, piano

Our debut album, American Souvenirs, was featured as 98.7 WFMT's New Release of the Day on October 17, 2018!
"virtuosic playing from both performers makes for...an immensely enjoyable cd"
Read praise for our album on The Whole Note!
Our album is available for purchase through the links below.

This project was partially supported by an Individual Artists Program Grant from the City of Chicago.

Blue Violet Duo was formed in 2013, born of a friendship as well as a musical kinship from a shared educational background and interest in exploring the duo repertoire. The Chicago-based duo enjoyed immediate recognition, winning a competition that led to their performance in Weill Hall in New York in February of 2014. They have since performed recitals throughout the Chicagoland area, including the Chicago Cultural Center, St. John Cantius Cathedral, Merit School of Music “Live from Gottlieb” series, Chicago Artists Month, the David Adler Center, PianoForte Studios, Fourth Presbyterian Church’s Noonday Concert Series, the Northbrook Public Library Fine Arts Series and the Oak Brook Public Library. They have had repeat engagements on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, broadcast live on WFMT Chicago 98.7 FM. The duo is grateful to be recipients of a 2020 grant from the Musicians Club of Women of Chicago to help fund our second album, which is currently in production.

Photo: Yeefah Thurman