Duo Consensus

Friday, February 14, 8:00 PM
Venue: Jonsson Performance Hall
Ticket: $15
Season: 2013-14

February 14, Jonsson Performance Hall, 8 p.m., $15

Guitarist Karoline Laier and mandolin player Christian Laier perform internationally as soloists, with other artists or together as the Duo Consensus.  Concerts featuring the duo have been described as featuring “highly demanding repertoire” with “melodic phrases…juxtaposed with incisive elements; powerful rhythms and rapid interactions” performed in a way that “was as expressive as it was passionate.”  In 2010, Duo Consensus released their first CD and won second prize in the International-Gerhard-Vogt-Chambermusic-Competition in Hammelburg.


Christian and Karoline Laier have been playing music together in this extraordinary and rare chamber music line-up since the year 2005.

The mandolin has a long music and concert tradition in Europe. Already Vivaldi and Beethoven composed for this instrument, long before it became so popular for its "Tremolo" in the romance. The combination of mandolin and guitar has a very unique sound spectrum. Furthermore, playing music on plucked instruments allows a very individual and intimate interaction.

So the duo has access to an exclusive and a-wide-choice repertoire throughout all ages, containing not only a number of original compositions, but also works expanding the tone language of both instruments.

The program of the duo extends in the European music history from the Baroque Music over the Classic and Romance up to Modern Music. But also Latin-American as well as new American and Japanese works are in their repertoire.

The music of the duo with its numerous, colorful nuances and shades is a great sound experience for the listener.



For more information contact:
Arts and Performance Office

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Directions to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO)

From the north, take Synergy Parkway to Floyd Road, turning south to Lookout Drive. From the south, take Campbell Road to Waterview Parkway and turn north on Waterview. Turn east on Synergy Park Boulevard. Turn south on Floyd Road and head towards Lookout Drive. Prepare to stop at the four-way stop sign at the intersection of Floyd Road and Lookout Drive. Next, turn to head west on Lookout to drive onto the university campus. Prepare to make a right at the driveway. That is the entrance to Parking Lots A and B. After turning into the driveway, Parking Lot B will come first and Lot A is just beyond a dividing sidewalk. Find a green or gold spot and park. Use the safe walking path and head west toward campus. A large campus map (right) and Green Bridge appear at the end of path. Cross the Green Bridge, enter Green Hall (GR) and follow the signs to the Jonsson Performance Hall (JO 2.604). 
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