Friday, Aug 27, 2021 12:00p -
Boston Public Library: McKim Building Courtyard
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
Join the Boston Public Library for a classical performance by Duo Coquelicot as part of their Concerts in the Courtyard Series, which is sponsored by Bank of America.
Concerts will take place in the McKim Building Courtyard of the Central Library at Copley Square and are open to in-person audiences. No registration is required. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved inside to the Rabb Lecture Hall.
The BPL encourages attendees to read their new policies to ensure everyone’s health and safety: https://www.bpl.org/news/health-and-safety-guidelines
Due to technical difficulties, this performance will not be live-streamed. Instead, it will be recorded and uploaded later to the BPL's YouTube 2021 Concerts in the Courtyard playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7GxJG752AgE3snNhV5LfQqfelckIxnuZ
The newly formed Duo Coquelicot brings together flutist Carol Wincenc and cellist Velléda Miragias, two renowned musicians with a shared commitment to collaboration, discovery, and community building through music.
Crowned "queen of the flute" by New York Magazine, Carol Wincenc is currently celebrating a half-century as an in-demand concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and pedagogue on the international stage. The first prize winner of the Naumburg Solo Flute Competition, she is a recipient of lifetime achievement awards from the National Flute Association and the China Flute Association, and a gold medal for lifetime achievement in music from the National Society of Arts and Letters.
Velléda Miragias enjoys a diverse career as a chamber and orchestral musician, educator, and entrepreneur. Acclaimed for her "perfect technical mastery [and] strong emotion" (Le Confolentais), she holds degrees from the Conservatoire National de Boulogne, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris rue de Madrid, Indiana University, and Boston University, and is the recipient of France's coveted Ministry of Culture Award and first prize at the Prix de la ville d'Epernay string competition.