Duo Rio is a classical flute and guitar project specializing in an eclectic mix of classical music. Our repertoire is extensive and is sure to tend to your special event's needs. For brief information on each performer, please see below:
Jared Walker began his study of the guitar at the age of eleven and of the classical guitar at sixteen under Paul Vondiziano. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor degree in Music Performance, having studied with Matthew Arrdizzone and Dr. Nelson Amos. He moved to New York to continue his studies and further his artistic opportunities. Additionally, Jared performs with New York rock group Napoleon.
Kathryn Grabowski began playing the flute at the age of ten in Southeastern Michigan. Her undergraduate degree, beginning at Eastern Michigan University and ending at New York University Steinhardt, was completed in the Spring of 2011 under the direction of world renowned flutist, pianist, and composer Gary Schocker. During her time at EMU she was featured in several special performances of Mr. Schocker's concerto Green Places, accompanied by the EMU Wind Symphony. Kathryn currently teaches, performs with chamber ensembles, and in various folk and rock settings in the greater New York area.