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Melodies of Love, Volume 1
CBC uses Track 1. Greensleeves
17. Brahms Waltz
21. Bizet Habanera

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The Duo was born out of the deeply held sympathies of two orchestral musicians, recognizing that we live in a world that is full of tension and very much in need of healing. The Duo embraces the power of melody and harmony to enthrall and uplift audiences of our times.
The Duo's first album, "Melodies of Love, Volume I" is a collection of the world's best known and loved themes from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras. It was nominated for "Best Classical CD" for 2008 by the East Coast Music Association, and has received air time on CBC's national programming.
Patricia Creighton was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario where her musical talents were recognized at an early age with prizes in local Kiwanis and CBC competitions. She received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto where she studied with Nora Shulmann and Jeanne Baxtresser. She studied privately with Louis Moyse for more than ten years. After winning a Canada Council B grant, she attended the Banff Center for the Performing Arts during and after university.
Patricia won her first professional orchestra audition to become the Principal Flutist for Symphony Nova Scotia in 1983, a position she has continues to hold. She has been featured as A regular soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia and has also soloed with the Vancouver Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic. Patricia Creighton shares her love of music teaching flute at Dalhousie University's Department of Music.
Karen Rokos began her harp studies in her native city of San Diego, California. After only two years of study, she won the chair of Principal Harp with the internationally acclaimed San Diego Youth Symphony. She continued her studies in college with Marjorie Call at the University of Redlands where she was awarded membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, a music scholarship society. Karen completed her formative studies with internationally renowned harpist Susann McDonald at Indiana University, completing her Bachelor's Master's degrees, both in Harp Performance. She graduated with distinction from Indiana University in 1986.
Ms. Rokos moved to New England and embarked on a very successful career as a freelance harpist, relocating to Halifax in 1989. She has given numerous solo and ensemble concerts each year, and continues to be a sought-after performer and teacher in the eastern United States and Atlantic Canada. Of her 2004 solo recital, The Halifax Chronicle Herald wrote: "As a musician Rokos is a thorough professional. The works on the program ranged from modestly modern to profoundly poetic, and she adapted her style as needed, playing with impressive musicality…"