Award-Winning Strings Duo Marcolivia to Perform at Crozet Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

August 29, 2017

The Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival is proud to welcome string-duo Marcolivia to the Fall Festival stage on Saturday, October 7. Frequent performers on NPR’s “Performance Today” and “Front Row Washington”, Marcolivia are regular guest artists at the Tokyo College of Music, Japan, and have performed for the Federal Reserve Board in Washington DC, the Kennedy Center, Symphony Space, NYC, and annually at the Phillips Collection. Marcolivia regularly adjudicate and give masterclasses for events organized by the Washington Performing Arts Society.

At the Crozet Fall Arts and Crafts Festival the duo will play a lively, varied program that shows how folk music from many nations has influenced classical music. The performance will take place 4:30-5:30PM on Saturday, October 7, on the Festival Stage at Claudius Crozet Park, and is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Olivia Hajioff and Marc Ramirez enjoy successful individual solo and chamber music careers: Ms. Hajioff, a Fulbright scholar, received a BBC Young Musician of the Year Award and was also a prize winner in the European Violin competition. In her native England she has performed chamber music at the Dartington International Festival with David Owen Norris and Stephen Kovacevich. She has concertized throughout Europe and the U.S. notably in London’s Wigmore Hall, the South Bank, Cheltenham Festival, Paderewski Hall in Switzerland, and the Kennedy Center. Ms Hajioff has also performed with Edgar Meyer, Awadagin Pratt and Led Zeppelin. Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri Quartet) described her as a “compelling performer”.

Mr. Ramirez has concertized throughout Europe and North America, performing at such halls as the Tretyakov Museum in Moscow, Carnegie Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. His recitals have been broadcast on many radio stations, including those in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Among his awards are First Prizes in the Henryk Szeryng Competition, the Parisot-Friedman International Competition, and the Cavallaro International Competition for a two-year Fellowship to Yale University. From 1983-1986,he was invited by Henryk Szeryng to study and tour with him, visiting many European cities. The Washington Post has described his playing as “intensely beautiful”.

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