About us: The Duruflé Trio was founded with the intention of preserving the simplicity of music. Together with access to numerous period instruments, not limited to pianos by Dulcken, Erard, Walter, and Bösendorfer, we aim to look back on music with historical lenses, while applying the knowledge we have gained since. We wish to recreateContinue reading “The Duruflé Trio: The Academy Faculty Forms an Ensemble”
Carlene Soderberg is a cellist and devout interpreter of modern music. She has performed a variety of repertoire throughout the United States and has been praised for her “daring and innovative interpretations“. The world of modern classical music is her focus. She has premiered new music by composers such as Benjamin Cauley and Michael Mikulka. Her passionContinue reading “Meet our Faculty: Carlene Soderberg”
Piano, for many of us, is one of our oldest and best friends, but many pianists do not enjoy the same relationship. It becomes a foe, an enemy, or an adversary. Over 50% of skilled pianists in their lifetimes will develop a playing-related injury. It can start as simple fatigue, progress to pain and discomfort,Continue reading “The Psychology and Physiology Behind the Piano”
After much hard work and progress this year within the Academy, we are thrilled to announce another huge step towards our development: we are releasing our first album as an institution. This album is a collection of 4 works, by César Franck and Olivier Messiaen. The first is César Franck’s lovely Fantaisie in C, inContinue reading “The Organ of Saint Matthew The Apostle: Our First Official Album Release”
Professor of Piano and Jazz Studies Kelsey is an avid performer of classical, blues, and jazz music on piano. He has toured extensively around the US, and has been praised for his authentic, intricate, loving, and exciting interpretations of 20th century American music. He has spent countless hours studying the music of composers such asContinue reading “Meet our Faculty: Kelsey Carlisle”
Caleb Sension is an organist, pianist, improviser, composer, and cellist from Bangor, Maine, USA. Born in 2000, he initially taught himself to play the piano at the age of 3, after discovering his love for music. Significant childhood exposure to the organ led him to begin studying the instrument seriously at the age of 13.Continue reading “Our Board of Advisors: Caleb Sension”
In the first of many music festivals hosted by the Duruflé Academy, the faculty showcased their musical expertise through recitals hosted in our Discord server. On Friday, Matthew Cates opened the festival with a recital, and on Saturday an evening service featuring organ and choir was followed by a piano masterclass taught by Prof. KelseyContinue reading “Inaugural Music Festival”
Jeremy White, EA Jeremy White is a consultant with HCI-EBS. In this position, he works with healthcare practices on accounting, tax, finance, and operations. He is an Enrolled Agent, the highest tax status given by the IRS, and enjoys utilizing his tax knowledge to minimize liabilities for his clients. Prior to joining HCI, Jeremy co-foundedContinue reading “Our Board of Advisors: Jeremy White”
Originally from South-West France, Frédéric Blanc improvised at a young age on the piano and organ and then decided to devote himself definitively to music. After his studies at the Conservatories of Toulouse and Bordeaux, he perfected his skills in particular with Pierre Cogen, André Fleury, Marie-Claire Alain and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé. He has won severalContinue reading “Our Board of Advisors: Frédéric Blanc”
As far as composers go, Maurice Duruflé is relatively obscure. So, why? Why did we choose to name our school in memory of this man? After all, it is the first thing people see when they see us. We want to inspire intrigue. We want people to ask: “Who is that?” “What did he do?”Continue reading “Why Maurice Duruflé?”
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