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Hanauta duo CD Release Party!
When?Start time: Sunday 10:00am (15 October)
End time: Sunday 11:30am (15 October)
Church of Beethoven favorites Hanauta Duo -- Olya Prohorova (violin) and Erina Koyasu (flute) -- return to celebrate their new CD, recorded at OPEN DOOR THEATER in Oak Park.
Exhibiting their native cultures of Japan and Moldova, the Hanauta Duo was birthed from a friendship of two young musicians, violinist Olya Prohorova and flutist Erina Koyasu. The idea of popularizing Japanese and Eastern European music came up in 2013, when the two musicians were students at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. The Hanauta Duo blends Eastern and Western aesthetics through a variety of styles, from baroque to modern folk compositions, transcribing and arranging tunes from their motherlands for the delicate and uncommon instrumentation of violin and flute. In september 2017, Hanauta’s first CD, “Songs from the Motherland” will be available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby, as well as at select locations in Illinois (see their Facebook page for details - www.facebook.com/hanautaduo/)
Both classically trained, Olya Prohorova (violin) and Erina Koyasu (flute) enjoy a versatile performing career locally and internationally. Having received her primary education in Republic of Moldova under teaching of pedagogue Svetlana Balaescu, Ms. Prohorova traveled to the US to continue her violin studies with Mark Lakirovich at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University. She is a prizewinner of numerous international competitions in Europe and recipient of several Chicago artist scholarships. Ms. Prohorova has served as concertmaster of CCPA Symphony and performed with a number of different orchestras in North America, Europe and Japan, working under internationally acclaimed conductors such as Jean-Philippe Tremblay, Markand Thakar, Tomasz Bugaj, Gabriel Bebeselea. Ms. Prohorova also performs in two local Chicago bands as a rock/folk and country fiddler - Pet Peeve and the Senn Alan Band.
Erina Koyasu was born in Japan and started playing the flute at the age of ten. In 2004, Ms Koyasu won the Student Music concours of Japan in Nagoya City in Japan. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo, where she was awarded the first prize and many prestigious performance opportunities as a young musician while studying with Tomio Nakao (Principal flutist at NHK Symphony Orchestra.) She has participated in several masterclasses with world class flutists throughout Europe and Asia, such as Emmanuel Pahud (Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra,) Davide Formisano (La Scala, Milano) and Philippe Pierlot (French National Orchestra). In 2013, Ms. Koyasu won the Third Prize at Chicago Flute Club Solo Artist Competition. At the Chicago College of Performance Arts, Roosevelt University, Ms. Koyasu has been studying with Mathieu Dufour, Dionne Jackson, Marie Tachouet.