A.W.Duo Introduction and Polonaise Brilliante Op. 3 - Chopin
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Our Performances

These are all of the performances we've had over the past few years.

If you or your organization is interested in setting up a performance please contact us by email at: contact.awduo@gmail.com

Upcoming Performances:

  • May 14th 2018 Astoria, Queens, NY Holmad Concert Series An all-French program featuring the rich, mysterious and playful sonata for cello and piano by Francis Poulenc. The Holmad Concert Series invites you into an intimate house-concert setting, where homemade food and craft cocktails are paired with the musical offerings to create a memorial and warm evening with friends. don't miss! Showtime:6:30PM
  • May 16th 2018 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace A.W.Duo is thrilled to return to the lovely and well-attended lunchtime series, Downtown Music at Grace. Program will feature the rich, mysterious, and playful sonata for cello and piano by Francis Poulenc, along with other French delicacies. Showtime:12PM

Past Performances:

  • August 2nd 2017 Brewster, NY Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center Join us for a free concert in the beautiful chapel of the old Melrose School, on the grounds of the Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center. The sisters of the Community of the Holy Spirit will host a lovely reception following the concert, complete with homemade wine and spirits!
  • July 17th 2017 Astoria, Queens, NY Holmad Concert Series Works by Gershwin, Piazzolla, and Rachmaninoff! Come join us in an intimate house concert setting. home-made food and craft cocktails will be paired with the music for a lovely and memorable evening.
  • May 7th 2017 Bronx, NY A.W.Duo @ Riverdale Yacht Club Private Event
  • April 29th 2017 Bristol, RI Community Concert Series @ Saint Michael's A.W.Duo is excited to return to St. Michael's in Bristol for a program of Brahms, Bach, Chopin, Piazzolla, Cassado, and more! Alyona's solo playing will also be featured.. don't miss! http://www.ccsatsm.org/
  • April 25th 2017 Charlotte, NC Fundraising Event We'll be providing music for Center City Concerts st St Peter's annual fundraising event!
  • April 24th 2017 Charlotte, NC Center City Concerts at St. Peter's Happy to be returning to Center City Concerts for a duo recital! Program TBA...
  • April 24th 2017 Columbia, SC House Concert! If you are in Columbia and interested in attending, please email us at contact.awduo@gmail.com for details! A portion of proceeds will go towards the local Homeless No More transitional housing org.
  • April 23rd 2017 Davidson, NC Music at St. Alban's Happy to be returning to Music at St. Alban's for a duo recital! Program TBA... http://www.saintalbansdavidson.org/music-at-st-alban-s 301 Caldwell Ln, Davidson, NC 28036
  • March 25th 2017 Wuhu, China Tour 2017 Concert #6
  • March 24th 2017 Harbin, China Tour 2017 Concert #5
  • March 23rd 2017 Changchun, China Tour 2017 Concert #4
  • March 21st 2017 Yingkou, China Tour 2017 Concert #3
  • March 19th 2017 Daqing, China Tour 2017 Concert #2
  • March 18th 2017 Jilin City, China Tour 2017 - Concert #1
  • March 11th 2017 Freeport, NY Freeport Community Concert Association A.W.Duo joins the musicians of Listen Closely for a concert of piano chamber music at the Freeport Community Concert Association. Details TBA!
  • December 3rd 2016 New York, NY LISTEN CLOSELY presents A.W.Duo Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Inwood. $15 gen, $10 students, seniors, military. A.W.Duo presents works by Chopin, Piazzolla, Cassado, and more for our neighbors in uptown Manhattan!
  • October 19th 2016 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace A.W.Duo returns to DTMusic for a program featuring Beethoven's D major Sonata op. 102 no. 2 and Piazzolla's Grand Tango! http://dtmusic.org/
  • July 19th 2016 Highlands, NC HCCMF Feast! (House Concert) A.W.Duo will perform Rachminoff's Sonata op. 19 in an intimate house concert, to a backdrop of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains
  • July 18th 2016 Cashiers, NC Cello Mania II at HCCMF Cello Mania is back at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival! More details soon!
  • July 17th 2016 Highlands, NC Cello Mania II at HCCMF Cello Mania is back at the Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Music Festival! More details soon!
  • June 23rd 2016 New York, NY A.W.Duo @ NoMAA Uptown Artstroll In partnership with NoMAA and the Listen Closely Chamber Music Initiative, A.W.Duo presents a free concert at Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street. Works by Debussy, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff! Reception to follow.
  • April 6th 2016 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace We'll be returning once again to the lovely Wednesday lunch series at Grace Church, 33 Church Street in White Plains. Free admission, and we'll be playing Prokoffiev Ballade Op 15 and Chopin's Sonata in g minor op. 65.
  • February 15th 2016 Charlotte, NC Music at City Center Series The A.W.Duo will be joined by acclaimed soprano Ariadne Greif for a lyrical and dynamic presentation of romantic works from Europe and early America.
  • February 14th 2016 Davidson, NC Music at St. Alban's The A.W.Duo will be joined by acclaimed soprano Ariadne Greif for a lyrical and dynamic presentation of romantic works from Europe and early America.
  • February 12th 2016 Davidson, NC In-studio with WDAV Public Radio A.W.Duo + Ariadne Greif - LIVE broadcast and a concert preview of our event in Davidson on Sunday, 2/14!
  • February 11th 2016 Columbia, SC Arbor Terrace A.W.Duo + Ariadne Greif will be joining our friends at the Arbor Terrace Residence in Asheville for an afternoon featuring musical themes of love and romance, as we approach Valentine's Day Weekend.
  • February 9th 2016 Columbia, SC Salon de Mardi Gras A.W.Duo + Ariadne Greif perform in a beautiful Columbia home for an evening of festive food and music. Contact us for details.
  • February 8th 2016 Columbia, SC In-Studio with SCETV Public Radio A.W.Duo + Ariadne Greif will visit the studio for recording and interview. Stay tuned for airing details.
  • February 6th 2016 Greenville, NC THE MUSIC HOUSE The Music House, owned by ECU Music Professor John O'Brien, is a Victorian home -- one of the oldest in Greenville -- which has been meticulously preserved and decorated in period style. We'll be playing there to kick off our February tour of the Carolinas!
  • November 3rd 2015 New York, NY House Concert Private event
  • October 14th 2015 New York, NY Uptown YM & YWHA and Listen Closely present: SUMMER OF BEETHOVEN #4
  • September 16th 2015 New York, NY Uptown YM & YWHA and Listen Closely present: SUMMER OF BEETHOVEN #3
  • September 12th 2015 New York, NY LISTEN CLOSELY: BEETHOVEN, part II. $15 general/$10 seniors and students. 20 Cumming Street, one block north of Broadway and Dyckman Street. Join the A.W.Duo in the resonant chamber space of Holy Trinity Church's sanctuary in Inwood, Manhattan. This concert is the second installment of two-concert cycle exploring the canon of works for cello and piano by the iconic Beethoven.
  • September 5th 2015 Columbia, SC Columbia Museum of Art: Beethoven Cycle (night 2) Join us for one the A.W.Duo's most ambitious undertaking--a complete performance of Beethoven's works for cello and piano over two nights.
  • September 4th 2015 Columbia, SC Columbia Museum of Art: Beethoven Cycle (night 1) Join us for one the A.W.Duo's most ambitious undertaking--a complete performance of Beethoven's works for cello and piano over two nights.
  • August 19th 2015 New York, NY Uptown YM & YWHA and Listen Closely present: SUMMER OF BEETHOVEN #2
  • August 9th 2015 New York, NY International Youth Festival @ Merkin Hall As a part of the Festival Gala, A.W.Duo will be joined by violinist Alex Fortes for a performance of Mendelssohn's c minor quartet, 1st movement.
  • July 15th 2015 New York, NY Uptown YM & YWHA and Listen Closely present: SUMMER OF BEETHOVEN #1 FREE. 54 Nagle Avenue. The A.W.Duo will begin a summer-long presentation of the complete works by Beethoven for piano and cello. This concert will feature Sonatas nos. 4 and 5. This concert is funded in part by a generous grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • June 25th 2015 New York, NY LISTEN CLOSELY: BEETHOVEN, part II. The A.W.Duo will conclude its Beethoven Sonata Cycle at Listen Closely's Holy Trinity Church series, performing the Sonatas nos. 2, 4, and 5.
  • March 6th 2015 New York, New York LISTEN CLOSELY: BEETHOVEN, part I. $15 general/$10 seniors and students. Join the A.W.Duo in the resonant chamber space of Holy Trinity Church's sanctuary in Inwood, Manhattan. This concert is the first installment of two-concert cycle exploring the canon of works for cello and piano by the iconic Beethoven.
  • February 25th 2015 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace Join the A.W.Duo in the beautiful historic Grace Church in downtown White Plains for a free lunchtime concert featuring Beethoven's variations on a theme by Handel, as well as the epic A major cello and piano sonata op. 69.
  • February 16th 2015 Charlotte, NC Music at St. Peter's: "Mendelssohn Salon" A.W.Duo will join forces with violinist Alex Fortes to perform Mendelssohn's fantastic c minor trio and other romantic works! http://www.centercityconcerts.org/team/a-w-duo-with-eun-sun-lee/
  • February 15th 2015 Davidson, NC Music at St. Alban's: "Mendelssohn Salon" A.W.Duo will join forces with violinist Alex Fortes to perform Mendelssohn's fantastic c minor trio and other romantic works!
  • November 1st 2014 New York, NY LISTEN CLOSELY: Masquerade! $20/$35/$50. Holy Trinity Church, Inwood. 20 Cumming Street. A.W.Duo and the musicians of the Listen Closely Chamber Initiative join forces with the Pied Piper Theater and Holy Trinity Church for a night of Living Composers, a dead poet, a mask competition and a silent auction! All proceeds go to support the operating budget of the church, which generously supports and fosters our artistic endeavors here in Inwood. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets--link to be posted soon!
  • October 29th 2014 Selden, NY Suffolk Community College The duo will appear in a performance for the students of Suffolk Community College on Long Island.
  • August 24th 2014 Palm Springs, CA Double-Bill Recital with innovative pianist Danny Holt at Temple Isaiah Tickets $20. Temple Isaiah 332 W Alejo Rd. Join us for the last concert on the A.W.Duo's first tour of the West Coast!! We'll be playing a half-program of Russian 20th/21st C music. A short intermission for wine and refreshments will be followed by a fantastic set with pianist Danny Holt! http://dannyholt.net
  • August 23rd 2014 Desert Hot Springs, CA Concert in the Desert Free, with suggested donations to the local food shelf. A.W.Duo and pianist Danny Holt will provide a short concert following the ribbon-cutting on the new facilities of Christ Lutheran Church in DHS.
  • August 20th 2014 San Francisco, CA Fortress Callosum $10 Suggested donation. A.W.Duo will play classical interludes in the mysterious and magical art commune Fortress Callosum in downtown SF. Bands playing will be Spirits of the Red City, Passenger and Pilot, and Banty Hen!
  • August 14th 2014 Portland, OR In-Studio Performance at ALL CLASSICAL RADIO Private Event - broadcast details coming soon! The duo will join forces with Portland violinist Greg Ewer for an afternoon of Bernstein and other classics. The presentation, put on by Portland's All Classical radio, is a new program designed to feature music makers in conversation and performance in the newly christened Roger O. Doyle Performance Studio. More details for how to "tune in" coming soon!
  • August 13th 2014 Portland, OR Songwriters at the Old Church $10 - 1422 SW 11th Ave. This show promises to be awesome! Songwriters Stelth Ulvang (pianist of The Lumineers) Nick Jaina, and Will Garrison/Spirits of the Red City will fill the rafters at the Historic Old Church, with A.W.Duo providing classical interludes between sets.
  • August 10th 2014 Seattle, WA The Beery House with Shenandoah Davis and Spirits of the Red City This long-anticipated musical union of A.W.Duo and orchestral folk ensemble Spirits of the Red City, along with the lovely songbird Shenandoah Davis and cellist Danah Olivetree will surely be a memorable evening. Come early for the Beery House potluck! Donations accepted to support touring musicians.
  • August 9th 2014 New York, NY ALICE TULLY HALL: ICN International Music Festival Join us for a featured performance as part of the ICN International Music Festival's Gala in the stunningly beautiful Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the one of the cultural centers of Manhattan!
  • July 28th 2014 Highlands, NC Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Festival! A.W.Duo participates in CELLOMANIA!! Sara Sant’Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio, David Hancock, Lexine Feng, Benjamin Karp, Guang Wang of the Vega Quartet, James Waldo, cello; Alyona Aksyonova, piano; Valerie Von Pechy Whitcup, harp. Music by Saint-Saens, Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Menotti, Delibes, and Mozart!
  • July 27th 2014 Highlands, NC Highlands-Cashiers Chamber Festival! A.W.Duo participates in CELLOMANIA!! Sara Sant’Ambrogio of the Eroica Trio, David Hancock, Lexine Feng, Benjamin Karp, Guang Wang of the Vega Quartet, James Waldo, cello; Alyona Aksyonova, piano; Valerie Von Pechy Whitcup, harp. Music by Saint-Saens, Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Menotti, Delibes, and Mozart!
  • July 18th 2014 Teaneck, NJ Puffin Cultural Forum 20 Puffin Way, Suggested donation: $10. Come join us for a recital featuring classics by Debussy, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff, PLUS the A.W.Duo's 2014 commissioned work, "The Light Princess Suite" by our dear friend and composer extraordinaire, Ayumi Okada!
  • June 21st 2014 Portland, ME Portland International Piano Festival The duo will perform Rachmaninoff's Sonata for cello and piano at the IPF, where Alyona has been invited to serve of the faculty.
  • May 23rd 2014 Charleston, SC Piccolo Spoleto 2014 The A.W.Duo will join forces with Associate Concertmaster of the Charleston Symphony Micah Gangwer and violist Rachel Gangwer for a program of French romantic chamber works!
  • May 10th 2014 New York, NY Listen Closely Presents: ALL THINGS WILD and WONDERFUL $15 general/$10 students, seniors, military. Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming Street, New York, NY 10034. Our third installment of the Listen Closely Chamber Music Series will be a program featuring themes of nature and fantasy. Works for one and two sopranos, violin, cello, and piano! Don't miss it!
  • April 12th 2014 New York, NY Private Event
  • March 31st 2014 Charleston, SC Recital - College of Charleston
  • March 30th 2014 Columbia, SC Recital - Church of the Good Shepherd $15 Adults, $10 Students. 1512 Blanding Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201A fundraiser for TRANSITIONS, a local homeless shelter. Come on out, Columbia friends!
  • March 28th 2014 Camden, SC Recital - Grace Church A.W.Duo will partner with the community of Camden, SC to raise funds for a local cause!
  • March 26th 2014 Asheville, NC Arbor Terrace The A.W.Duo will make a return visit to the lovely community at Arbor Terrace for noontime concert of works for cello and piano! Program details coming soon...
  • March 24th 2014 Cullowhee, NC Recital - Western Carolina University A.W.Duo will visit WCU for a recital performance and a day of workshops and coachings!
  • March 23rd 2014 Highlands, NC Recital - Church of the Incarnation
  • March 9th 2014 Bristol, RI Community Chamber Music Series Works by Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Scriabin, and Myaskovsky!
  • March 7th 2014 Cheshire, CT Recital - St. Peter's Church
  • February 26th 2014 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace Free. Historic Grace Church, 33 Church Street, White Plains, NY 10601. A.W.Duo will be returning for its third appearance at Downtown Music at Grace series for a short lunchtime concert. Works by Nikolai Myaskovsky and Claude Debussy!
  • February 15th 2014 New York, NY Listen Closely Presents: HEART of DARKNESS $15 General/$10 Students, Seniors, and Military. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. 20 Cumming Street, New York, NY 10034 The A.W.Duo will join forces with friends Ariadne Greif, soprano; Liv Heym, violin; and Rose Hashimoto, viola for an evening of exploration into the dark tempest of love. Chamber works by Schubert, Faure, Mozart, Debussy, and modern American composer Libby Larsen, as well as an arrangement of song-writer Will Garrison's "As Animal". Don't Miss it!
  • December 8th 2013 Inwood, Manhattan, NY Recital - YM & WHA Community Concert!!
  • December 6th 2013 New Brunswick, NJ Christmas Concert and Carol Sing at Christ Church New Brunswick Saint Nicholas Day Concert and Carol Sing with the Canterbury House crew at Rutgers University! A.W.Duo will be performing works by Rachmaninoff, as well as a few arrangements of popular Christmas tunes. Then, the evening will give way to more music and singing! Jersey friends, come on out!
  • November 16th 2013 New York, NY Listen Closely @ Holy Trinity Church: Program 1 $15 general/$10 seniors and students/Veterans come for free. Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming St. New York, NY 10032. A.W. Duo will join forces with the fledgling musical collective Listen Closely for its inaugural concert. The program will exclusively feature composers of the Americas, including a performance of Barber's Sonata for cello and piano by the A.W.Duo! See you there, New Yorkers! MORE DETAILS available at Facebook.com/ListenCloselyHTC
  • July 25th 2013 Brunswick, ME Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music Studzinski Recital Hall, Suggested donation $10. As a part of their participation at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, The A.W. Duo will join forces with percussionist David Luidens to perform "Serenatas" by internationally-acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
  • June 22nd 2013 Brunswick, ME Bowdoin Summer Festival June 22-July 14. The AW Duo will participate in lessons, chamber music, and performances in the picturesque setting of Brunswick, ME.
  • June 15th 2013 New York, NY AWduo recital for NoMAA Arts Stroll 2PM. Free/Donations accepted. Holy Trinity Church, 20 Cumming St, Inwood. Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Carter, Baked Goods!!!
  • June 6th 2013 Charleston, SC Music with Friends: Piccolo Spoleto 3PM, $21. First Scots Presbyterian Church, 53 Meeting Street. The Spotlight Concert series and Early Music Series of Piccolo Spoleto Co-present "Music With Friends", an afternoon of music celebrating over 40 years of friendship with over 400 years of music! The Aksyonova/Waldo Duo will contribute works by Rachmaninoff, Carter, and Saint-Saens to a program spanning from the Renaissance to the present-day.
  • May 30th 2013 New York City, NY Beethoven Institute May 30-June 4. AW Duo will be participants in this intensive workshop centered around the works of Ludwig van Beethoven.
  • March 18th 2013 Camden, SC Grace Episcopal Church
  • March 17th 2013 Montgomery, AL Church of the Ascension 2:30PM. 315 Clanton Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. FUNDRAISER: A Portion of the concert's proceeds will go towards The Church of the Ascension Choir's upcoming Salzburg tour.
  • March 13th 2013 Asheville, NC Arbor Terrace 2:00PM. Free. www.at-asheville.com
  • March 10th 2013 Columbia, SC St. Mary's Episcopal Church 4:00PM. Free. 170 Saint Andrews Road. Reception to Follow. www.stmarysepiscopalchurch.org
  • March 8th 2013 Highlands, NC The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
  • February 28th 2013 New York, NY House Concert A Private Event. To book the Aksyonova/Waldo Duo for a house concert, contact us at contact.awduo@gmail.com!
  • February 21st 2013 Bristol, RI House Concert A Private Event. To book the Aksyonova/Waldo Duo for a house concert, contact us at contact.awduo@gmail.com!
  • February 17th 2013 New York City, NY Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 3:00PM. 1275 York Avenue. 15th Floor, Recreation Center. Free.
  • February 6th 2013 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace 12:10PM. 33 Church Street, White Plains, NY. Suggested Donation: $10. www.dtmusic.org
  • February 6th 2013 Tarrytown, NY In-house concert at Mozartina Conservatory 6:00PM. 43 Prospect Ave. Free. www.mozartina.org; www.facebook.com/mozartinamusicalartsconservatory
  • January 12th 2013 New York, NY Northern Manhattan Gala Variety Show 7:00PM. 20 Cummings Street, Holy Trinity Church. A Variety Show of local talent. Ticket proceeds go towards the Pied Piper Children's Theater and Holy Trinity Church.
  • July 10th 2012 New York, NY Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital
  • July 8th 2012 New York, NY Kittay House
  • July 7th 2012 New York, NY Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital
  • July 2nd 2012 Hastings-On-Hudson, NY House Concert
  • June 9th 2012 Montgomery, AL Wedding! (yes, we played at our wedding)
  • June 3rd 2012 New York, NY Jewish Historical Society
  • March 25th 2012 New York, NY Mannes UpperWest Chamber Series
  • December 11th 2011 Columbia, SC Trinity Cathedral Artists Series
  • December 5th 2011 New York, NY Mannes UpperWest Chamber Series
  • December 5th 2011 White Plains, NY Downtown Music at Grace Series
  • December 1st 2011 New York, NY House Concert
  • October 30th 2011 New York, NY Unitarian Church of All Souls with violinist Alex Fortes
  • July 21st 2011 Duluth, MN First Congregational Church
  • July 18th 2011 Excelsior, MN Trinity Episcopal Church
  • June 6th 2011 Germantown, NY David G. Whitcomb Foundation Recital
  • May 29th 2011 Clinton Corners, NY House Concert
  • May 28th 2011 Schenectady, NY Young Musicians' Forum
  • December 15th 2010 New York, NY House Concert
  • November 20th 2010 New York, NY House Concert
  • November 19th 2010 New York, NY Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • October 7th 2010 New York, NY Consulate General of Poland
  • November 8th 2009 New York, NY Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church - "Music on Madison" Series
  • October 30th 2009 New York, NY The New York Historical Society
  • October 19th 2009 New York, NY The Kosciuszko Foundation - Masterclass with Nathaniel Rosen