NFMC YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT

Ellis Piano Duo

The Ellis Piano Duo, [known as The Happy Dog Duo] will perform in concert March 26, 2019 at 8 p.m. in the beautiful, historic Smedes Parlor on the campus of Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC.  The piano duo consists of Eric Tran and Nathan Cheung of San Francisco, California.  Eric and Nathan were the first prize winners of the NFMC Ellis Duo competition in 2017, as well as the Abild American Music Award. These awards carried a cash prize of $40,000. They have also won 13 gold medals in piano duo events at the United States Open Music Competition, along with other accolades. The Ellis Duo has performed with numerous symphony orchestras around the nation and have played at the Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.  They have also performed on extensive tours in Korea, China, and Canada. The name ‘Happy Dog’ comes from their eponymous 30 second “masterpiece” composition, The Happy Dog. Neither Nathan nor Eric owns any dogs.

Note:  This concert is sponsored and produced, jointly, by NCFMC and Saint Mary’s School- Smedes Parlor Concert Series.  The concert is free admission and open to the public.