We are two New York City based pianists who simply love to make music together, and sharing it! We decided to form Duo Dimeo in January of 2018, after a well-received performance in November of 2017. But, we also want to do more than just perform two-piano ensemble pieces. We feel, that as artists/performers, we can take our performances a step further and share more with our audiences. You can find out more in our mission page.
A few details about each of us:
Racquel (Racqui), is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music with a Performance Degree. Starting formal lessons at age 9 in her native Philippines, she was given a scholarship by the Philippine Government just a year after. Since then, her performance career has taken her beyond the Philippines, to Japan, Italy, Russia, and the United States, both as performer and as a competition winner. She has served as a Teaching Artist for various public and private institutions to bring music programs into inner-city schools in New York City. She is also a frequent collaborator with singers and instrumentalists.
Victor received his Bachelor's degree from the University of the Philippines and Master's Degree from Hunter College, CUNY in New York City. He has studied with the late Herminia Hernandez, Carmencita Guanzon Arambulo, Edna Golandsky, and the late German Diez. He received his Suzuki Certification from the University of Wisconsin under teacher trainer Yasuko Joichi. Victor performs regularly both in solo and ensemble recitals at Em Lee Concert Hall of Turtle Bay Music School, Ann Goodman Recital Hall at Kaufman Center, Steinway Hall, and as accompanist at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall.
Both Racqui and Victor maintain private studios and serve as faculty members of community music schools in New York City. Racqui is with Silver Music, and Victor, at Turtle Bay Music School.