Linda Laurent, Gerard Rosa
The Rosa-Laurent Duo
The ROSA-LAURENT DUO has been heard in many concerts in the United States
and abroad, including recitals in London, Brussels, Hamburg and Vienna. One of the leading Brussels critics remarked of its playing: "Great precision and sensitivity . . . beautiful unity by the these perfect chamber musicians, always in the spirit of the composer."
In 1996 The Duo played a concert of American and Italian music at the American Academy in Rome which was broadcast by Vatican Radio throughout Europe and South America. Its subsequent tour of North Africa was sponsored in part by the U.S. State Department, and by the Société des Amis de Chopin in Casablanca.
Persistent advocates for new music, the Duo presented a spectrum of twentieth-century masterpieces both at Yale University and Merkin Hall in 1999, including the world premiere of a work written for it by Martin Bresnick. Its 2002 recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Recital Hall was given under the auspices of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. Critics have praised its high artistic standards, catholic repertoire and dedication to new music.
The Duo has been heard on Connecticut and National Public Radios, and recorded on the Desto, Overtone and Ersta labels.