Crimson Duo

The Crimson Duo (Audrey Sproule and Alvin Tran, violins) is an exciting offshoot ensemble of the Crimson String Quartet, an innovative Canadian group formed in 2010. Never afraid of breaking boundaries, the Crimson Duo enjoys performing music of all genres, from classical, to celtic, to rock and roll. During their regular season, Alvin and Audrey are active freelance musicians in their respective cities of Paris and Vancouver, where they regularly collaborate with top musicians from around the world. Each year, they join forces to share their love of chamber music together with the audiences of Saskatchewan and Alberta. In August 2016, the Crimson Duo performed fourteen concerts in seven Western Canadian communities as part of their Traditions tour. Expect a concert experience unlike any other as the Crimson Duo takes audiences on a journey through the history of music for two violins, with a couple of surprises along the way!

Some words from our 2016 tour:
“Their performance was educational and inspirational as well as highly entertaining.”

“Crimson Duo is the perfect name for you as it suggests the richness of performance, which, as a pair, you share with your audience. Your delightful story telling and audience participation songs enhanced your concert!”

Past Performances

The Crimson Duo Traditions Tour Itinerary
August 2016

Friday, August 12

Moose Jaw, SK
10h30 – 11h15 Chez Nous Senior Citizens Home
12h30 – 13h15 West Park Crossing Retirement Community
14h30 – 15h30 The Bentley Moose Jaw

Saturday, August 13
Swift Current, SK
12h – 13h Swift Current Market Square

Sunday, August 14
Duchess, AB
14h – 15h Red Roof Studio

Monday, August 15
Calgary, AB
10h30 – 11h15 AgeCare Strathmore
12h30 – 13h15 Meadowlark Care Home
15h – 15h45 Trinity Lodge
18h30 – 19h15 Chartwell Eau Claire Care Residence

Tuesday, August 16
Brooks, AB
14h – 15h Newbrook Lodge

Thursday, August 18
Shaunavon, SK
19h30 – 21h Creative Kids Fundraiser

Saturday, August 20
Maple Creek, SK
11h – 12h Taste of Maple Creek Festival Log Cabin Performance

13h – 14h Taste of Maple Creek Festival Main Tent Performance

Sunday, August 21
Assiniboia, SK
14h – 15h30 Shurniak Gallery Concert