Duo Axis: Works by Graduate Student Composers
Zach Sheets, flute
Wei-Han Wu, piano
Works by graduate student composers at UC Davis—
Emily Joy Sullivan: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
Joseph Donald Peterson: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
Joseph Vasinda: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
Bryndan Moondy: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
Dean Kervin Boursequot: New Work WORLD PREMIERE
a Shinkoskey Noon Concert
As Duo Axis, flutist Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present vibrant performances that champion the thrilling potential of authentic duo playing and the unbridled possibilities of flute and piano collaboration. They frame their work as an open-ended question of how a troupe of two—trained as flutist and pianist—can make vivid and three-dimensional performances that emerge from conventional musical practice and go beyond it. Duo Axis frequently works closely with composers to create new works and foster a spirit of innovation and reciprocity. We establish long-term partnerships to create vivid and unique works well-tailored to our artistic vision, while contributing meaningfully to our field’s ever-expanding body of exceptional repertoire.
Sought after for recitals and residencies, the duo has been presented by a wide range of institutions, including at the University of Chicago, the Creative Arts Initiative (Buffalo), University at Buffalo, Augustana University and the Knutson Masters Series (Sioux Falls), EQ Concerts (Boston), Æpex Contemporary Performance (Ann Arbor), Houston Flute Club (Houston), nth degree chamber series (Cape Cod), the Valencia International Performance Academy (Spain), and more. As individuals, they hold degrees from Eastman, Northwestern, University of Michigan, and Harvard, and have performed at the Tanglewood, Castleton, Aspen, and Spoleto Festivals.