Mari and Hakon Samuelsen
- Instrumental Duo
Mari and Håkon Samuelsen have appeared as soloists at venues including Carnegie Hall, Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Konzerthaus Berlin, Smetana Hall, Victoria Hall, Kremlin Hall, the Oslo Opera, Wolf Trap Centre in Washington DC and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. The duo’s highly acclaimed performances of the Brahms Double Concerto in Milan with I Pomeriggi Musicali in May 2011 resulted in immediate re-invitations for both 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons. This season, they return to Milan with pianist Behzod Abduraimov to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto. 12/13 will also see the duo make their debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with whom they will tour the United Kingdom.
A chief aim of the Samuelsens is to enlarge and expand the repertoire for cello and violin. In autumn 2013 the duo will give the world premiere performance of a Double Concerto by the Oscar-winning composer, James Horner.