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By Tia Lecorchick staff writer

Virtuoso Romantics II, a musical duo comprised of a gifted violinist, Chee-Yun, and pianist Natasha Parmski, with special guest, Christopher Rex, performed at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) on June 6 as part of the MMCC’s ongoing Chamber Music Festival. Chee-Yun has a prestigious career, winning the 1989 Young Concert Artist International Auditions and the 1990 Avery Fisher Career Grant. According to MMCC wesbite, “Chee–Yun displays flawless technique, dazzling tone, and compelling artistry that has enraptured audiences on five continents,” and “Natasha Paremski brings her own virtuosity and dynamic expressionism to this duo.” Blockbuster Audio is a trio comprised of David Coucheron, Julie Coucheron, and Christopher Rex.

According to the MMCC, “Considered one of the most remarkably talented string quartets ever to emerge at such a young age, the Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes: the R.S. Williams & Sons Haydn Prize for the best performance of Haydn, the Székely Prize for the best performance of Schubert, and the Canadian Commission Prize for the best performance of a newly commissioned work.” The Madison-Morgan Cultural Center (MMCC) is two-thirds of the way through their 12th Annual Madison Chamber Music Festival, which began April 2 and will come to an end on June 29. Every year, the MMCC hosts international stars to perform right here in Madison to bring diversity and culture to the community.

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