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Piano duo known for diverse repertoire graces classical concert series

Husband and wife perform at Chemainus Feb. 19
Married couple Scott Meek and Clare Yuan form the Meeks Duo, known for its highly innovative and energetic programming. (Photo submitted)

The love of playing music together and for each other will be on display at the next Chemainus Classical Concerts series Sunday, Feb. 19.

Scott Meek and Clare Yuan first met while playing piano together and formed The Meeks Duo shortly after they were married in 2013. The couple loves the unique closeness of two musicians sharing a single instrument and sharing its music with audiences far and wide either in-person or through its YouTube channel and online blog.

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Meeks Duo performed 22 weekly online concerts from home to ensure the live music essential to well being was still accessible.

A great example of the duo’s exuberant playing is witnessed on an arrangement where Moonlight Sonata meets Fly Me To The Moon.

‘Be Our Valentine’ with Meek and Yuan sharing the piano takes place Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus, 2858 Mill St.

“The Meeks Duo is recognized for their diverse repertoire for piano duo,” noted Rykie Avenant, artistic co-director for Chemainus Classical Concerts. “Their concert programs feature their own creative transformations of classical pieces into new and unusual arrangements as well as standard duet repertoire and works by living composers.

“Scott and Clare entertain and inform with stories and anecdotes and there’s always a mid-performance surprise, making each concert a memorable and unique experience for their audiences.”

The program on Feb. 19 includes Rachmaninoff, Verdi and Chopin, but also features heartwarming favourites by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern, among others.

Pre-paid tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling Eleanor Montour at 250-748-8383. Tickets at the door are $25 each or $10 for Under 18.


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Clare Yuan and Scott Meek perform in the Chemainus Classical Concerts series Feb. 19. (Photo submitted)