Kate Carter, violin     Louise Chan, piano

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 at 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

We have exciting news: our second album, Strike, Strum and Stride, is scheduled for release by Centaur Records in January 2023! For updates and sneak peaks in the coming months, please check back here or (even better!) follow us at @bluevioletduo! We are grateful to be the recipients of a grant from the Musicians Club of Women to help fund this project!

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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)