Talented sibling duo kick off the School of Music’s 2013-2014 Guest Artist Series

David and Julie Coucheron will take the stage September 16

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David and Julie Coucheron

KENNESAW, Ga. (September 4, 2013)

For brother and sister duo David and Julie Coucheron, talent is in their genes. Originally from Oslo, Norway, both have been musicians since an early age; David began playing violin at age 3 and Julie began playing piano when she was 4. Now the accomplished pair often performs together, and they will take the stage at Kennesaw State on Monday, Sept. 16 in Morgan Hall of the Bailey Performance Center.


“I am excited to have David and Julie perform at KSU since they are both amazing musicians and incredibly talented,” says David Daly, director of programming and facilities for the School of Music. “They clearly have a unique connection as siblings, which makes their musical collaboration all the more special.”


David and Julie have each received critical acclaim as both performers and recording artists, having worked with some of the world’s most accomplished musicians and orchestras. David is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2009 he was appointed Concertmaster of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; he was the youngest musician to hold such a position in any major American orchestra. Julie is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, and she has won first prize in all the national competitions she has attended. She has performed with Claude Frank, Emanuel Ax, Vladimir Feltsman, Elton John and Christopher O’Riley, and recently joined the Georgian Chamber Players, Atlanta's premier chamber music group.


During their performance at KSU, the duo will perform works by renowned composers including Vitali, Beethoven and Grieg. "The concert will mark the start of the 2013-2014 Guest Artist Series," Daly explains, "and we are thrilled about what the season has in store!"


The concert will be held on Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. in Morgan Hall of the Bailey Performance Center. Tickets range in price from $8-40. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the box office online or call 770-423-6650.


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