Decus Duo

Violinist Lucia Barcari and pianist Katya Khatsko are a new and dynamic ensemble based in Toronto,  performing a wide range of classical music with an emphasis on Romantic and Contemporary  music. Duo presents distinctive programs build on Theme, Concept, Conventional Program with a Twist, and a balanced selection of popular classics as well as newer works. They are reaching into the lives of people who are thrilled to discover the wonderful world of classical music and to the most seasoned music lovers who wouldn't miss an inspiring concert for the world.

In their third season, Lucia and Katya are bringing together musicians, painters, actors and presenters; invited to explore artistic synergies and collaborate for a transformative, enchanting and multivalent  experience. They seek to immerse the audience into an ecstatic journey of discovery and enrich their musical experience with different forms of art. 

 

PROGRAM SAMPLES -  1 hour in length

 

French Connection

  • C. Frank Sonata for violin and piano
  • M. Leclair Sonata for violin and piano
  • C. Saint-Seans Dance Macabre
  • M. Ravel Tzigane

 

Germanomania

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven ''Spring Sonata" #5 op.24
  • R. Schumann Violin Sonata #1 op.105
  • J. Bramhs Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor (from the F.S.A. sonata)

 

Las Cuatro Estaciones Portenas

  • A. Piazzolla Estaciones Portenas (arr. J. Bragato)
  • A. Piazzolla Tango-Etudes (arr. D. Varelas)
  • A. Piazzolla Cafe-1930 (arr. D. Varelas)

 

Formal Concert

  • F. Handel Sonata in F major
  • F. Schubert Sonatina in G minor
  • A. Mozart Sonata in E minor
  • A. Schnitke Suite in Old Style

 

Favorite Encores

  • E. Elgar Salut D'Amour 
  • R. Schumann 3 Romances
  • P. I. Tchaikovsky Solo from Swan Lake
  • M. Leclair Tambourin
  • J. Bramhs Hungarian Dances
  • F. Kreisler Liebesfreud
  • J. Gade Tango Jalousie 
  • N. Paganini Sonatina in E minor and more...

 

Piano Trio : From Russia with Love

  • A. Arensky Piano trio No.1 in D minor
  • S. Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque No.1 in G minor
  • R. Shchedrin 3 Sketches

 

                             Video links:  Decus Duo in Concert