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Jarvis Twitchell Duo

Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Jarvis Twitchell Duo has performed virtually the entire standard repertoire for cello and piano on three continents. The Duo is noted as much for its splendid interpretations of post-modern music as for its presentations of Baroque styles on period instruments (harpsichord and viola da gamba).


Jarvis and Twitchell are founding members of the versatile quartet  Avery Ensemble, winners of the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music, and have recorded on the Parma, Ablaze, Zephyr and New England de Gamba Society labels; Avery's CD of Brahms, Mahler and Schnittke, as well as their 2017 new release of Mozart, Biber Creston and Schoenfield are available on and 

The Jarvis Twitchell Duo was a prizewinner in the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition [collaborative artists division] in Baltimore in 2011.  2018 highlights include August's live Brazilian nationwide broadcast on Rádio MEC in Rio de Janeiro and performances at Sam Houston State University and Texas Tech University.

Hans Twitchell, cello

Hans Twitchell’s international concertizing has included engagements in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Brazil and Argentina. He has served as principal cellist of both the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra in Texas and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, and has appeared as a guest with the Emerson String Quartet. Recent season highlights include a performance of C.P.E. Bach's A-major Concerto with the Filarmonia Catarinense to a sold-out hall at the Teatro Ademir Rosa in Florianópolis and a recital of French gamba music at the Colóquio Quinard in São Paulo. Dr. Twitchell is a professor of cello at the State University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis, Brazil.

Adriana Jarvis, piano

Adriana Jarvis began piano studies at the age of four and made her solo debut with orchestra at age eleven. Her performance at age twelve with the Utah Symphony was reviewed by as "a reading of power and penetration, which at the same time found room for . . . the music's poetry." Currently she is an active chamber music collaborator and soloist both on piano and harpsichord, performing in concert throughout the United States, Israel, Brazil and Canada, including a 2019 performance as harpsichord soloist of Bach's Brandenbrug Concerto No. 5 with the Camerata in Florianópolis, Brazil. Her performances with the Avery Ensemble have been praised as "committed...excellent... amazing and persuasive...simply outstanding" by the Classical Voice of New England, and "an utter delight" by the Hartford Advocate. 

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