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Cello, piano duo to perform in Arts at Abingdon series

Cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki will perform at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Abingdon Episcopal Church, Route 17, White Marsh, in the Arts at Abingdon series.

Admission is free, with a free-will offering accepted. Masks are required.

Schwarz and Bournaki met as students at the 2006 Aspen Music Festival, said a press release, and they subsequently reconnected at Switzerland’s Verbier Festival and as students at the Juilliard School in New York City. They began their musical collaboration in 2014, making their debut at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

As winners of first prize in the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition’s inaugural “The Art of the Duo,” Schwarz and Bournaki have appeared in prizewinner recitals at the Boulder Bach Festival and have performed at New York City’s Bargemusic, The University Club, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. They have also appeared at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, the Musical Club of Hartfo...

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