PROJECT DuoArt Form(s):
PROJECT Duo is dedicated to galvanizing artistic awareness through performance, education, and community engagement. We believe that there is a direct correlation between artistry and scholastic achievement. Creativity encourages critical thinking. By combining classical repertoire with elements of hip-hop and popular music, PROJECT Duo engages today’s younger audience.
Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Duo has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the Internet generation, PROJECT Duo is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment! PROJECT Duo is a musical experience not to be missed.
Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Duo is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”
The Duo is dedicated to arts education, teaching the art and joy of jamming on classical instruments and opening minds to what instruments can do. Engaging younger audiences, PROJECT Duo has performed and led workshops for over 350,000 students on four continents and is instantly recognizable to students of all ages as a result of their YouTube following and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. With specialized curricula for age groups from elementary students through college, their educational programs are adapted to meet the National Standards for Music Education. In the summer, the group runs a camp focusing on improvisation and chamber music. The camp has been held in New York City and Michigan.
Gramophone Magazine singled out the group as “an ensemble willing and able to touch on the gamut of musical bases ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal and taking in pretty much every stylism in between,” while The Wall Street Journal hailed the Trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”