Contrast Duo

A life-story that changed our world.



Where words leave off, music begins.

The Contrast Duo is a new piano and violin ensemble that presents a broad and diverse range of repertoire that mixes performance art with the traditional. Yasa and Darren has performed internationally and has been the most sought-after ensemble in championing the duo literature. Their most recent accomplishments include 1st prizes at John Oliveira Inaugural String Competition, the Lyric Chamber Music Competition, prizes from Arriaga, Coleman and Fischoff Competitions, finalist at the Carnegie Hall Fellowship and residencies from Carey Institute, Lynn University and High Peak Music Festival. Just recently Contrast Duo won prestigious Academia Music Award for the best instrumental song. They shared the stage with the legendary Broadway singer Linda Eder, Lillie Mcloud (The Voice finalist), Sisaundra Lewis (X factor finalist), Jon Secada, and collaborations with various singers,musicians, actors, visual artists, and poets from all over the world. Darren and Yasa performed for Donald Trump, Countess de Hoernle, maestro Gerard Schwarz, violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Ida Haendel, pianist Alexander Toradze. During past years Contrast Duo have been working with charity organizations New Light Foundation, Miami Rescue Mission, Achievement Heights Academy. They just finished their summer concert tour in Russia, Norway, Finland, Germany, and Austria. Their 2016-2017 season include performances in New York City, Boston, California, Florida, and the Philippines.