Founded by Dr. Sarah Off and Dr. Marilyn Clark Silva, Phoenix based Tandem Duo is an innovative violin/marimba duo that performs original commissions, compositions, and arrangements, as well as established works for the ensemble. Tandem Duo strives to fit concert repertoire to specific audiences while at the same time expanding the sonic experience for concertgoers. As educators Tandem Duo presents master classes and seminars on mixed ensemble playing, collaboration, and presentation of new works.


As composers and advocates of new music, Tandem Duo frequently writes, commissions and premiers newly composed works.   In 2017 the Tempe Center for the Arts Theater commissioned Tandem Duo to compose and perform the original score to the play Some Velvet Morning by Neil LaBute.  Shortly after, Tandem Duo was named “Resident Artist Group” for TCA.  Tandem Duo released their sophomore album Velvet Scraps in 2017 and began collaborations with The Bridge Initiative Theater Group, EPIK Dance Company, and The Torch Theater.  They have performed and led masterclasses at University of California-Sacramento, Sam Houston University, and Southern Oregon University, among others.

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