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 and streaming through the links below.

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

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 enjoy bringing to light lesser-known, engaging works to surprise and delight audiences everywhere. The duo is grateful to be recipients of a 2020 grant from the Musicians Club of Women of Chicago to help fund their second album, which is currently in production.

Photo: Yeefah Thurman