Meeker Piano Celebration February, 12 2023 Valentines with The Meeks
The 2023 2nd Annual Meeker Piano Celebration
Valentine's with the Meeks Duo
February 12th 2023
Sundays at 2:30 pm
$35 + GST per person
The Old School House Arts Centre
122 Fern Rd. E Qualicum Beach, B.C.
About The Meeks Duo:
The Meeks Duo (married Canadian pianists Scott Meek and Clare Yuan) is recognized for its groundbreaking inventiveness and uniquely diverse repertoire for piano duet. Their concert programs feature their own creative transformations of classical pieces into anything from Happy Birthday to Japanese pop, as well as standard duet repertoire and works by living composers. Scott and Clare entertain and inform with stories and anecdotes, and surprise with mid-performance antics, making each concert a memorable and unique experience for their audiences.
The Meeks Duo has been publishing new videos every week on YouTube since March 2021. Using their home as a recording studio, Scott’s original new arrangements combined with Clare’s distinctive video editing make each video visually and aurally engaging. Their interview series The Meeks Talk features engaging conversations with musicians from across the world, and they have been featured as guests on several other YouTube channels. Their music has been played on CBC and Fairchild Radio, and their albums are available worldwide all streaming platforms. Keen on promoting living composers and arrangers, Clare and Scott have had several new works and arrangements written for them, and they often perform works by lesser-known and female composers.
As members of their community, Clare and Scott raised funds for local flood relief the sale of their 2021 Christmas album, and performed 22 weekly live-streamed recitals in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, to entertain audiences worldwide during the lockdown period.
Clare and Scott have performed at such prestigious venues as the Taiwan National Concert Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), the Kay Meek Centre (North Vancouver, Canada) and the Vancouver Playhouse (Vancouver, Canada), as well as at museums, art galleries, private residences, universities, churches, and outdoor performances.
Playing the piano together was how Scott and Clare first met, and they formed The Meeks Duo shortly after they got married in 2013. They love the unique closeness of two musicians sharing a single instrument, and aspire to share the love of four-hand piano music with you!
The cost for the concerts is $35 + GST per person
Location: The Old School House Arts Centre 122 Fern Rd. E Qualicum Beach, B.C.
Come on out and enjoy live music in support of the arts!
Limited spots available.