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.
Upcoming Duo Piano concerts
Spring Concert – Save the Date
Sunday, April 19
Past Duo Piano concerts
The Duo Piano Group performed a program of music ranging from Bach to Prokofiev including some popular ragtime and organ classics for our delight!
Sunday, November 17
Performers: Yoko Araki, Kathy Edwards, Fiona Hallinan, Michael Karpilow, Yuan Wang and Yuki Yamaguchi.
Guests: Rita Lapcevic (Piano), Darwin Shen (Violin). Music Director: Sandra Shaw Murphy.
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.
Sandra Shaw Murphy
Recent Duo Piano concerts
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.