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Featured Musicians: Duo Vela performs enchanting music from across the seas

Duo Vela’s goal is to transport audiences to distant lands by playing music from many cultures, displaying the beauty of diversity that exists in the world.

Their repertoire includes adventurous and daring music by living composers, as well as standard classics by great composers of the past.

“Beyond being a truly outstanding musical performance, the relevance of your mission is of vital importance to today’s world.”
— Anon. audience member: Porter Center, Brevard College

While their programs aim to transport audiences, the duo are themselves transported, having performed internationally and at major festivals around the USA. Duo Vela have delighted in sharing Western music with Chinese audiences, and Chinese music with Western audiences. Australian music is often featured in their programs, transporting audiences to the outback desert and harsh climates of the Australian wilderness. Argentinian music tells the story of the evolution of the tango, and makes audience’s feet itch to dance.

The flute lends itself so naturally to French music, and Duo Vela includes gorgeous French works such as Debussy’s Clair de Lune, and Satie’s Gymnopedie no. 01 in their repertoire. These and other French classics were featured on their debut album Soirée d’hiver (Winter evening), released in June 2015. Visit our Website for more or write us at

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    Recently saw them at Isis in WAvl. Extraordinarily talented musicians provided a lovely evening for us. The food at Isis was really nice and a good price point.

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