Selected by Artslandia magazine as one of their top 50 favorite artists in 2016 and hailed by the press as “Dynamite”, “Intrepid” and “Impressive”, pianists María García and Momoko Muramatsu have had successful individual careers that have taken them worldwide and to prestigious festivals such as Aspen, Tanglewood, Bergen and Casals Festivals. Friends since college years at the New England Conservatory, in 2014 they joined forces creating 20 Digitus Duo.
Together they explore the classical standards but also the vast repertoire of their shared Latin American musical heritage, and are deeply committed to working with living composers in creating new works for the medium. Their mission is to create memorable and inspiring musical experiences that offer an eclectic choice of music in collaboration with other art forms. Recipients of a 2016 and 2020 RACC Project Grant next year will mark the beginning of their new adventure, Portland Piano Duo Festival, a summer festival dedicated to the genre which will also focus on educational opportunities for young musicians.