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University of New Hampshire
The 2013-2014 Season of the UNH Celebrity Series
Duo Versus is the pairing of two like-minded musicians (Abe McWilliams, violin, Martynas Levickis, accordion) who passionately explore the diverse repertoire possibilities for the union of the violin and the accordion. Duo Versus brings a diverse program of classical transcriptions for violin and accordion, contemporary works, improvisation, music of south America, and their own arrangements of Lithuanian folk songs.
Having performed in venues in both UK and Lithuania, notably a February 2013 Recital in London's Royal Festival Hall, a 2012 tour of Lithuania and performances in the Christopher Summer Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2012, the duo has been praised internationally for their captivating and creative playing, as well as their unique appearance on stage and innovative use of stage designs and costumes to create an effect which is strikingly different to most traditional ensembles.