Japanese/Eastern European violin and flute
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10 – 11 a.m.
Exhibiting their native cultures of Japan and Moldova, the Hanauta Duo was created from a friendship of violinist Olya Prohorova and flutist Erina Koyasu. The idea of popularizing Japanese and Eastern European music came up in 2013, when the two musicians were students at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. The Hanauta Duo blends Eastern and Western aesthetics through a variety of styles, from baroque to modern folk compositions, transcribing and arranging tunes from their motherlands for the delicate and uncommon instrumentation of violin and flute. In 2017, Hanauta Duo’s first CD, Songs from the Motherland, was released.