The DCA Duo Piano Group is an enthusiastic group of accomplished amateur pianists who play together for fun and to continue their musical education.
The DCA duo-pianist members practice weekly in Sandra Shaw Murphy’s Silvermine Studio, and perform twice-yearly concerts to help support the mission of the DCA. The group also performs for community groups and elder care facility residents.
The Duo Piano Group entertained the crowd at their concert, “Keyboard Adventures – Spring into Spring!,” a bountiful melodic menu to suit every taste!
Performers: Yoko Araki, Maureen Deboo, Katherine Edwards, Fiona Hallinan, Michael Karpilow, Eri Nonami, and Yuki Yamaguchi. Violinist: Darwin Shen. Musical Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy.
Proceeds from the concert help support the DCA’s non-profit mission, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.
“Let’s Celebrate! Holiday Joy!
Sunday, November 13
History of the Duo Piano Group
The DCA Duo Piano Group had its beginnings in 1948, when the DCA president formed the organization’s first Music Committee.
The Duo Piano Group’s Music Director, Sandra Shaw Murphy, is the Director of the Silvermine School of Music, Music Director of Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield, and the Artistic Director of the Dr. Leon Tec Showcase for Outstanding Young Musicians. She is a noted duo-pianist, collaborative musician and teacher, and continues the tradition of helping the Duo Piano Group, as started by her mother, Juliet Shaw, an eminent musician and the group’s first coach.
Join the Duo Piano Group!
The Duo Piano Group welcomes new members! Please contact Kathy Edwards at
Chairman: Kathy Edwards
Musical Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy
Players: Karen Curtin, Maureen Deboo, Kathy Edwards, Yuki Yamaguchi,
Yoko Araki, Michael Karpilow and Eri Nonami