Accomplished piano duo performing in Courtenay

Pianists Carter Johnson and Matthew Krell come to Courtenay next week to present an evening of engaging, entertaining performances.

Pianists Carter Johnson and Matthew Krell come to Courtenay next week to present an evening of engaging, entertaining performances.

The duo studied in Campbell River under Shelley Roberts from early ages and have been honoured at local, provincial, and national festivals.

The pair is featured at numerous concerts and galas each year, and both pianists have excelled in competitions across North America. Most recently, Krell was the winner of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers’ Sonata Competition, and Johnson was a prize winner at the 2016 Shean Competition in Edmonton.

Highlights of their concert will include Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy”, Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, and Strauss’s “Blue Danube Waltz”, but the repertoire will surpass the classical genres to encompass pop, rock, jazz, and more.

Johnson and Krell will perform Aug. 20 7:30 p.m. in the Stan Hagen Theatre  at North Island College in Courtenay. Tickets ($30) are available at Blue Heron Books (Comox), and Laughing Oyster Bookshop (Courtenay). For ticket reservations, email at website with your name and number of desired tickets.

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