John McClellan and Kirk Hanser began performing together in 1996. As a duo, they quickly became known for their choice of entertaining programs, their technical and musical prowess, and their abilities for connecting with audiences. Over the past 16 years, they have become recognized by critics and audiences alike as one of the most highly respected chamber music groups in the U.S. Most of the music performed by the duo has been written for them by prominent composers from around the world. As musicians, John and Kirk come from very different backgrounds with wide interests; as such, their programs are very diverse. Note that while the duo has been ensemble-in-residence for a prestigious music department for schools such as Webster University (since 1998), John and Kirk are also standing "special featured guests" for the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Festival each year.
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