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Chamber Music Competition

Honorable Mention: Duo Anova

Duo Anova is a cello and guitar duo based in New York City. Members Susan Mandel (cello) and Kenji Haba (guitar) met in 2012 and immediately bonded over their passion for contemporary music and their animated sense of humor. The rare instrumentation offers an exceptional experience, opening up a listener’s mind to a new dimension of textures and sounds unique to cello and guitar.

Duo Anova made its debut at Carnegie Hall, presented by Composer’s Voice in 2014 and praised as “striking compatibility” by New Music for 21st Century. The duo has performed at many other venues, including Bohemian National Hall, Composer’s Voice 100th Gala concert, 662 Center concert series, Saint Peter’s Church, and etc. Duo Anova also collaborates with visual artists. In 2013, Duo Anova performed in the magnificent installation art of Hisami Taniguchi at Resobox, contemporary art museum, in New York.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.