LeRoi-Nickel Duo have been researching, arranging, and presenting
ensemble keyboard music for over twenty-five years. As a piano duet
team, Timothy and Nancy LeRoi-Nickel have performed twice at Carnegie
Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York and gave their UK debut at
the Purcell Room in 1990 after studying at the Guildhall School
in London. The Duo have performed the small but intriguing organ
duet repertory throughout the Pacific Northwest and at concerts
in England, France, and Germany. At their Berlin organ duet recital
in August of 1996, the critic at Die Welt wrote of their "virtuosic
playing, a virtual swirling dance without ever getting entangled."
The Duo have three CD's available on the Arsis label from E. C.
Schirmer in Boston (www.arsisaudio.com) - "Romantic Connections"
- piano duets by Schumann, Goetz and Mendelssohn, "For Two
to Play" - a collection of organ duets recorded on the Fritts/Richards
organ at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Seattle, and "Family
Classics" - French piano duets by Bizet, Ravel, Fauré
and Florent Schmitt inspired by childhood. The Nickels teach on
the music faculty of Marylhurst University.
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