A passionate Violin-Piano Duo based in Houston, creating compelling and thought-provoking concerts that attract wide audiences in Houston and beyond.
Violinist Dominika Dancewicz and pianist Donald Doucet have earned steadily growing recognition for their compelling, eclectic and thought-provoking programs that include significant traditional music from every era, as well as excursions into jazz and pop. Since 2014 The Duo hosts regular concert series at the University of St.Thomas in Houston. Their concerts at UST attract full house audiences and regularly earn the artists standing ovations and acclaim.
The Duo's concert programming is always thoughtfully planned to communicate directly with the audience and to carry an important human message. The artists speak before each piece of music, introducing its context, history and anecdote. Some of the ensemble's programs carry powerful emotional katharsis ("Darkness and Redemption" featuring music by Prokofiev and Franck), some focus on women composers ("Woman Power" with music by Grazyna Bacewicz and Clara Schumann), and some introduce unlikely links between composers and their works ("Beethoven Meets the Czechs" with music by Beethoven, Josef Suk and Antonin Dvorak).
The Duo’s engagements include a regular recital series at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, the Smalley Concert Series in La Grange, Texas and the Good Shepherd Summer Music Festival in Lake Charles, Louisiana They have been recently featured at the season finale for the Georgetown Cultural Arts Recital Series in Georgetown, Colorado.
The Dancewicz-Doucet Duo regularly engages in local and regional performances in Texas, as well as outreach activities.
The Duo’s first full-length CD featuring music by Edward Elgar, W.A.Mozart and Claude Debussy will be released in concert in January of 2018. Worldwide digital release will follow in February.
The Duo has recently released their EP recording of Edward Elgar Violin Sonata, available for purchase digitally.