On March 12th, Arts Enter Cape Charles welcomes Marcolivia, an award-winning violin and violin/viola duo to the Palace Theater in Cape Charles. The duo performs music from all styles and periods, including Folk Music and Salon/Virtuoso works, as well as Baroque music and works by 20th century composers.
Marc Ramirez and Olivia Hajioff have made violin and viola duo music the focus of their musical lives for the past 15 years, ever since they collaborated for both of their doctoral dissertations. They perform 30 concerts a year of duo recitals and double concertos with orchestras. In developing their repertoire over many years, Marcolivia has discovered a great love of folk-based classical music.
The Marcolivia Duo has been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Front Row Washington”, and is a regular guest artist at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan. They have performed for the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space, NYC, Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, the Hungarian American Coalition at the Cosmos Club, and annually at the Phillips Collection.
Ms. Olivia Hajioff, a Fulbright scholar, was born in London. From the age of seven to seventeen she studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She was a finalist in the European Violin Competition at the age of twelve and was a regional winner in the BBC Young Musician of the Year at seventeen. She performed regularly on British television and on Radio London.
Marc Ramirez began his violin studies at the age of 7 and began performing publicly at age 12. He has concertized throughout North America, Europe and Japan, and has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in such halls as the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection (Washington DC); Carnegie Recital Hall, Merkin Hall and Symphony Space (NYC); Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (Baltimore); Cleveland Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum; Chicago Convention Center; Tretyakov Museum (Moscow); Dartington Hall (UK); Mozarteum (Austria); and the Nagasaki National Shrine (Japan). He studied with Aaron Rosand and Daniel Heifetz at the Peabody Institute, Erick Friedman at Yale University, and Henryk Szeryng by invitation. In 1984 he was chosen by Henryk Szeryng and sponsored by Peabody to tour with him in Europe for four sequential summers visiting Geneva, Monte Carlo, Nice and Siena.
Where: Palace Theater, Cape Charles
When: March 12th at 7:00