M2M has been named 2022 semi-finalists within the professional ensemble division for The American Prize's Ernst Bacon Memorial Award! You can learn more about this award & stay updated on the American Prize's blog.
M2M has their debut duo album, Sonic Bloom, in the works! This work will feature ten living composers and original duo commissions. The theme of the album will be "opposites,” to encourage original pieces that have a narrative in mind and contrasting moods. M2M believes that these new pieces will harness the art of story-telling, and therefore the secret to making modern music more engaging.
Mirror 2 Mirror
A duo of endless possibilities...
Formed in the summer of 2019, Mirror 2 Mirror (M2M) is a violin-cello duo that values passionate performances, collaborations, and working with living composers. The duo features violinist, Dan Qiao, and cellist, Carolyn Regula.
Like two, facing mirrors that cast an endless reflection, M2M does not want to limit themselves to classical repertoire. In addition to these standards, M2M has a desire to give living composers a voice, already having given world premieres. Also, M2M believes in the value of collaborating with other musicians, using their versatility as a string duo to join other players and create an infinite amount of chamber group combinations.
Qiao & Regula met while performing on Stephen Ferre’s composition faculty recital at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Since then, their mutual love for modern music sparked a connection that changed their performance lives. Their debut as M2M was at the Mostly Modern Festival (MMF), where they were one of few groups selected to perform in their 2019 Chamber Music Showcase.
Since then, M2M has given a world premiere in New York City, featuring original music by composer, Zaq Latino. M2M will also be the featured ensemble on Latino’s upcoming debut album, dollHauz: three “non-piano” trios. This album was also selected to be represented by the music label, Orpheus Classical.
For future performances featuring M2M, check out the EVENTS page!
M2M performs the Lucas Richman Trio for Violin, Cello, & Harp
At the 2019 Mostly Modern Festival,
featuring harpist, Anna Dunlap.