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Formed in 2009, the Anglo-American Duo has evolved into a renowned ensemble that regularly tours in the United States and Europe. Praised for their energetic and sophisticated performances, The Anglo-American Duo specializes in music from the United States of America and Britain. Comprised of American violinist Timothy Schwarz and British pianist Jane Beament, the Duo has given numerous European performances in London, Vienna, Rome, Rotterdam, Györ, and Thessaloniki. American performances include the University of Delaware, Rowan University (NJ), Kutztown University (PA), Middlesex Community College (MA), the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnston (PA), and the Chamber Music Series in the Old Chapel (Bethlehem, PA). Radio performances include Classic Shock on Radio Libera Tutti (Italy) and Simply Grand on WVIA (USA).
The Duo is considered the leading experts in the works of Dr. David Osbon, the world renowned British composer, who serves as Head of Postgraduate Studies at the London College of Music. The Duo's debut CD - Anthems After Prometheus - is devoted entirely to music by Dr. Osbon, and was released by Albany Records in 2018. The Duo has commissioned numerous works by Dr. Osbon, including The Prometheus Sonata for violin and piano, and Into The Sun for solo violin, and in 2017 they were awarded a $10,000 grant from Rowan University to record these works. They have also commissioned or premiered works by Dr. Steven Samitz and Sophie Viney. In addition, the Duo has been praised for their interpretation of more traditional works by Romantic and early 20th-Century composers.
Individually, Dr. Schwarz and Ms. Beament maintain an active performance and teaching schedule. Dr. Schwarz made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of nine, and has recorded solo and chamber music albums for Naxos, EMI, Centaur Records, and Marquis Classics. As winner of the Artistic Ambassador Competition, he gave three tours performing American Music in over 20 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. He is currently Head of Strings at Rowan University. In addition to her work with Anglo-American Duo, Jane Beament is Staff Accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has recorded for the AMP and music-chamber labels and has broadcast on BBC Radio and WFLN and WVIA in America. Notable festival appearances include the Amsterdam Concertgebouw's 'American Adventures' Festival, Grumo and 40 Fingers Festivals in Italy and the Tampa Bay Composer's Forum in Florida. For more information on the Anglo American Duo, please visit www.AngloAmericanDuo.com.
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