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Margot and Michael created their duo out of a strong love for chamber music and a desire to share that love and passion with audiences throughout Florida. They're committed to bringing the music of this particular instrument pairing to audiences who also share a love of fine chamber music.
Margot was born into a family of classical musicians, originally comes from Poland where she made her solo violin debut at the age of six. Margot is a winner and finalist of numerous European violin competitions, including the Wieniawski International Young Artist Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland.
She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in violin performance and education from the Music Academy in Poznan, Poland and a Masters of The Arts in Violin Performance and Education from the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland.
In 1997, Margot was invited to study at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, and was awarded the prestigious Emma Clause Scholarship as a recognition of her musical talent. In 1999 she obtained her Performance Diploma Degree at Indiana University studying with H. Kowalski and F. Gulli on violin and obtaining fine musical training from the worlds most renowned classical musicians. While at Indiana University she served as the Concertmaster and the Principal Violinist of the Indiana University Festival and Chamber Orchestra.
In 2000, Margot won a full-time violin core position with the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida, where she is currently serving as a core violinist. She has also served as a Concertmaster and a Soloist with the Charlotte Symphony in Port Charlotte, Florida where she played a leading role on stage. She also frequently performs with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, the Naples Philharmonic, the Orlando Philharmonic and the Florida South West Symphony in Fort Meyers. Margot is currently also the assistant Concertmaster of the Vienna Orchestra of Americas. She has also served as the Principal violinist of the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra in San Francisco, California. Margot is also a leading violinist for Cirque Des Voix in Sarasota, Florida.
In the summer of 2009, she joined The Florida Symphonic Choruses in a European Tour of American Music Celebration as the soloist violinist.
Margot has been a founder and soloist of the Classical Music of Poland Concert Series taking place annually in Sarasota, Florida. She is an active soloist and a chamber musician. She also has role as a violinist with the Bay Arts Piano Trio and numerous string chamber ensembles in the United States and Europe.
Michael Stewart has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and South America as solo pianist and collaborative pianist alike to great acclaim. Recent engagements have taken him to the Perigord region of France as pianist at L’Art du Chant Francais; the Dolomite mountains of Italy for a fully-staged production of Hansel and Gretel at Music Academy International with Maestro David Jackson; the Emiglia-Romagna region of the same country for La Lingua della Lirica; and Los Angeles as a Stern Fellow at SongFest. Mr. Stewart has also been collaborative pianist and vocal coach at Juilliard’s Pre-College Vocal Arts Camp in Orlando, Florida for the last two summers. As a former New York freelancer, Mr. Stewart stayed busy working with singers at auditions, competitions, coachings, recordings, recitals, and playing at the voice lessons of renowned teachers throughout Manhattan. He also was the rehearsal pianist for various productions at Mannes Opera and New York Opera Exchange.
His past positions include rehearsal pianist for the Utah Chamber Artists; University of Utah’s chamber choirs, musical theater program, and various conducting courses; Intermountain Children’s Strings; music director at Desert Star Cabaret Theatre for two seasons; as well as principal keyboardist of the Salt Lake Symphony. Michael has been laureate of many piano competitions including the
Aloha International Competition, New York International Competition, Coeur d'Alene Concerto Competition, PianoArts North American Competition, Snowy Range Competition, and Liszt-Garrison Competition, just to name a few. Consequently, Michael has performed as featured soloist with the Utah Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Salt Lake Symphony, Coeur d’Alene Symphony, Hawaii Youth Orchestra, SummerArts Orchestra, Riverton Metropolitan Orchestra, and the University of Utah Philharmonic.
As an alumnus of Mannes Conservatory (MMus Collaborative Piano and Piano Performance) and the University of Utah (BMus Piano Performance), Mr. Stewart is currently keyboard instructor and collaborative pianist at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Florida, and music faculty at the Sarasota Music Conservatory. In addition to his teaching duties during the day, Michael has also performed or been music staff in the area with Saint Petersburg Opera, Opera Tampa, the Florida Orchestra (TFO), the Sarasota Orchestra, Choral Artists of Sarasota, Manatee Players, Sarasota Festival of Vocal Arts, Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its adjoining Patel Conservatory, the QOL Quartet, and Siren Song.
Obertas Op 19 No. 1
Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major; Op. 24, "Spring Sonata"
Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor; Op. 30, No. 2
Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major; Op. 30, No. 3
Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor; Op. 108
Sonata in A major
Ziguenerweisen Gypsy Airs; Op. 20
Carmen Fantasy; Op. 25
Por una Cabeza
Danse Espagnole from La Vida Breve; arranged by Fritz Kreisler
Polonaise de Concert in D major; Op. 4
Polonaise Brillante in A major; Op. 21, No. 2
Scherzo/Tarantelle; Op. 16
Légende; Op. 17
Mazurka "Obertas"; Op. 19, No. 1
Mazurka "Dudziara"; Op. 19, No. 2
Kujawiak in A minor
Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen (Old Viennese Melodies)
Liebesfreud (Love's Joy)
Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)
Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary)