I started working with violinist Carina Smith in 2016 when we were both members of 'Trio Exe'. Since then, we have worked together for opera company ‘Gli Amici di Fritz’ and have now joined forces officially as ‘Duo Lirico’.
Our debut recital is on Sunday 16th June 2019, in which we are performing the Cesar Franck sonata for violin and piano, thought of by many as one of the finest chamber compositions of the late 19th century, alongside French duo music by Faure and Ravel.
We perform a wide range of music, incorporating great works of the sonata repertoire and a variety of lighter duos. Please email email@example.com for more information about recital performances and bookings.
Albeniz - Tango, Serenata Espanola
Albinoni - Adagio
Arnold - Waltz, Ballad
Bach - Air
Beethoven - Romance in F
Bohm - Bolero, Spanish Dance
Brahms - Hungarian Dance
Chopin - Nocturne, Mazurka
Drdla - Souvenir
Dvorak - Humoresque, Wallz in A
Elgar - Chanson De Matin, Chanson De Nuit
Elgar - Salut d'Amour, Nimrod
Faure - Andante, Pavane, Sicilienne
Gershwin - Various
Kriesler - Various
Massenet - Meditation
Mascagni - Cavelleria Rusticana
Monti - Czardas
Saint Saens - The Swan
Schubert - Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky - Chant sans paroles
Ungar - Ashokan Farewell
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter
Various - songs from the shows and a range of jazz standards
CARINA SMITH - VIOLIN
Whilst studying the violin at The Royal Academy of Music with Diana Cummings, Carina Smith was the leader of the Hertfordshire Youth Orchestra, who performed at The Royal Albert Hall. At the Academy, she received coaching from the Alberni String Quartet and orchestral training from Sir Colin Davis and Yehudi Menuhin. She performed the Mozart, Beethoven and Bruch violin concertos with the Maltings Sinfonia. Graduating in 1996, Carina started her career as an orchestral and chamber musician, playing with several orchestras including the Belmont Ensemble of London, appearing as soloist with them in St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square. She played with the Alexandra String Quartet, who performed regularly at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Carina also toured France, giving recitals with pianist Stephane Trebuchet. She taught at St. Albans school and for Hertfordshire Music Service. Since moving to the south-west in 2008, Carina has set up a private teaching school at her home and has continued to play regularly with many ensembles, including the Ten Tors Orchestra. As chamber musician, she has played with groups including the Rosewood Quartet, Four Seasons Quartet and Trio Exe.