Congratulations to Ravello PARMA artists Ariel Barnes, cellist, and Heidi Krutzen, harpist,of the duo Couloir, for receiving the Classical Artist/Ensemble Award this past Thursday, October 13th in Regina, Canada, during the Breakout West event weekend.
The Classical/Ensemble Award, which is awarded by the Canadian Music Centre at the Western Canadian Music Awards,”recognizes an artist/ensemble whose music styles includes instrumental soloists, large or small chamber ensembles, as well as instrumental soloists with chamber accompaniment.”
The Couloir duo has released two albums with Ravello, WINE DARK SEA, and most recently, MAXWELL MUHLY & COULOIR, which was released in May of this year. MAXWELL MUHLY & COULOIR has been highly praised by reviewers such as Winnipeg Free Press, Textura, and Kathodik.
In addition to winning an award, Couloir’s album, MAXWELL MUHLY & COULOIR was recently featured as “Disc of the Week” on CBC Radio 2 through the In Concert series with Paulo Pietropaulo.