Though violinist Machiko Ozawa and pianist Makia Matsumura first began performing together at Cafe Mozart on the Upper West Side in 2001, it was their unique and passionate interpretation of Piazzolla at the East Village venue La MaMa in 2005 that marked the birth of M2duo. Since then the pair has performed throughout NYC and beyond while expanding its repertoire to include original interpretations, whether mixing tap dancing with violin or by reinventing 70′s Japanese pop songs into “nuevo tango” tunes.

Both musicians are Julliard-trained and accomplished in their respective fields: Ozawa is a much sought-after tango violinist as well as the inventor of “tap violin”, a unique art of combining tap dancing and violin performance into one; Matsumura is one of the most active silent film accompanists in her generation, regularly live-performing improvised scores to classic silent films internationally.

See M2duo in action in the Audio/Video page. For more information, please visit M2duo’s Facebook page.