Duo Piano Group

The DCA Duo Piano Group is an enthusiastic group of accomplished amateur pianists who play together for fun and to continue their musical education.

Members practice weekly in their director’s 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. All Duo Piano Group members must be DCA members.

Past Duo Piano concerts

Fall Concert: “Two’s Company” – November 2022


The DCA Duo Piano Group entertained with a delightful afternoon of duo and duet piano music featuring a diverse selection for four hands!

Performers: Yoko Araki, Elizabeth Drugge Hobbs, Kathy Edwards, Fiona Hallinan, Michael Karpilow, Lisa Nakamura, Yasuko Uchida, Yuan Wang and Yuki Yamaguchi.

Guest violinist: Darwin Shen
Music Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy

Spring Concert “Many Hands Make Music Bloom!” – May 2022

The DCA Duo Piano Group entertained with their “hands-on” approach to musical favorites, ranging from Irving Berlin to Franz Schubert.

Performers: Yoko Araki, Elizabeth Drugge, Kathy Edwards, Fiona Hallinan, Michael Karpilow, Lisa Nakamura, Yasuko Uchida, Yuan Wang and Yuki Yamaguchi. Guest violinist Darwin Shen. Music Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy.

Proceeds from the concert helped support the DCA’s nonprofit mission, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.

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.

Chairman
Kathy Edwards

Musical Director
Sandra Shaw Murphy

Players
Yoko Araki
Kathy Edwards
Fiona Hallinan
Elizabeth Hobbs
Michael Karpilow
Lisa Nakamura
Yasuko Uchida
Yuan Wang
Yuki Yamaguchi

Duo Piano Group Fall Concert – “Celebrating 70 Happy Years!”

The Duo Piano Group entertained the crowd at their concert, “Celebrating 70 Happy Years!”

Performing members included Yoko Araki, Kathy Edwards, Fiona Hallinan, Michael Karpilow, Lisa Nakamura, Eri Nonami and Yuki Yamaguchi. Guest violinist Darwin Shen. Music Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy.

Proceeds from the concert helped support the DCA’s non-profit mission, including college scholarships for Darien High School graduates.

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