Fine Music for Your Special Event
BASED IN DALLAS, TEXAS
Bravura Duo is a highly sought-after violin/bass* duet whose exceptional musicians have entertained audiences at hundreds of events and settings through the years. Since its inception, Bravura Duo has garnered a large international following on multiple media platforms, with performances and videos consistently shared by scores of music fans as well as featured on notable podcasts and channels, such as Classic FM, Brilliant Musicians, the Violin Guild, etc. This instrumental duo offers an elegant and unique musical experience for any event, be that a classical concert, private party, or corporate gala. Vast experience, beautiful music, and affordable pricing are what make Bravura Duo a great choice for all your music needs.
* Violin/cello if the bassist is unavailable
“Amazing music from two very amazing musicians!
The level of artistry, creativity, and professionalism that these two possess is remarkable. No matter what you hire them for, you will not be disappointed!”
Ashton Gardens, Corinth Saturday 9 at 5:00 pm (private event)
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas Saturday 11 at 5:30 pm (private event)
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth Saturday 4 at 5:00 pm (private event)
Montclair Venue, Colleyville Saturday 10 at 3:00 pm (private event)
D'Vine Grace Vineyard, McKinney Friday 21 at 6:00 pm
Brighton Abbey, Aubrey Saturday 3 at 5:30 pm
Who we are
Karolina Radovani – Violin
Daniel Nix – Bass
Karolina Radovani enjoys a varied music career as a performer and teaching artist. Karolina is the founder and violinist of Bravura Duo, a violin/bass duet passionate about researching and recording rarely performed works of the string duet repertoire. Since its inception, Bravura Duo has gained a large international following across multiple media platforms, with performance videos shared by scores of music fans as well as featured on notable podcasts and channels.
A recipient of several music and merit awards, Karolina served as assistant concertmaster of Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra for eight seasons, 2010-2018, after previously performing with numerous other ensembles in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond. She is a highly sought-after teacher and clinician, mentoring aspiring young violinists at her private studio in Allen, Texas. Many of her students have consistently received the highest ratings at various region and state events. They are scholarship and award winners as well as hold leading positions in their respective orchestras.
Karolina earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, summa cum laude; a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music; and an Artist Diploma from the University of North Texas, where she studied with world-renowned violinist and pedagogue, Emanuel Borok.
Praised for having “a lustrous, polished tone with graceful phrasing” (New York Times) and “a great lyricism and technical prowess” (Strad Magazine), Daniel Nix has performed as soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician in the most prestigious concert halls around the world. He has worked with lengendary artists such as Gary Karr, Ida Haendel, Peter Gabriel, Jens Lindemann and members of the Borodin and Lafayette String Quartets.
Daniel recently toured Europe performing as soloist with the Estonian National Male Choir and Orchestra and recorded his debut album, Silva Caledonia, featuring music composed especially for him by famed English composer Gavin Bryars. He has also been a laureate member of I Palpiti Artists International since 2007, performing worldwide with leading musicians from twenty countries.
Daniel is the founder of the Bassinova Quartet, which performs traditional string quartet repertoire as well as new compositions, as part of Daniel's continuing commitment to expand the presence of the double bass in chamber music.
Dan Totan – Cello
An active soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer,
Dan has performed on four continents, in a variety of venues
and ensembles, featuring a diverse repertory ranging from
the Baroque to contemporary music, and various styles from
classical to pop, rock, jazz, and more.
Born into a family of musicians in Bucharest, Romania,
Dan began studying the cello with his father at the age
of eight. He has won many national and international
competitions, including the Romanian Republic Interpretation
Competition, and holds an Artist Diploma and a Master’s Degree
from McGill University, as well as the Diplôme d’Études Supérieures
Spécialisées from the University of Montreal. He has studied with various distinguished cellists, such as Tiberiu Ungureanu, principal cellist of the Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest, Ilea Catalin, Principal Cello of the Hungarica Orchestra, and Antonio Lysy at McGill University.
Dan has held the Assistant-Principal Cello position with the Sinfonia Cultura – Radio and Television Orchestra in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the Principal Cello position with Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, in Alabama, for which he performed in a series of eight solo concerts and recitals. He appeared as soloist with the Ho Chi Minh Symphony Orchestra, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Romanian Broadcasting, the Sinfonia Bucuresti Orchestra, the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, Mihail Jora Philarmonic, Ion Dima Philharmonic, Botoşani Philharmonic, and others.
He has collaborated in various chamber ensembles in Romania, Germany, Brazil, Vietnam, Canada, and the United States. Dan is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts at the University of North Texas under Prof. Eugene Osadchy. He is Principal Cello of the Irving Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Plano and San Angelo Symphonies, and teaches as Adjunct Cello Professor at the Southwestern Adventist University.
Photo: ElizAlex Photography
What we offer
FULL LIST AVAILABLE
We offer a wide array of repertoire, ranging from classical works to more traditional favorites. Please browse our repertoire list for detailed information on what we perform. Any special request for repertoire will be accommodated, so long as prior notice is given.
INDOORS vs OUTDOORS
WE CAN CATER TO YOUR NEEDS
While performing indoors is ideal, we also accommodate outdoor events, provided that certain stipulations have been met to ensure instrument protection and performance efficiency. These pertain to weather, temperature, humidity, shade coverage when necessary, etc. We do provide our own sound equipment for enhanced results of outdoor performances.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION
Prices are competitive and we offer all-inclusive packages (contact for details). Additional charges may be applied to extra time, complex concert works, special music requests not included in our repertoire, or long-distance travel if the event is taking place outside our coverage area which includes Dallas and the surrounding suburbs. Bravura Duo requires a 50% deposit and signed contract to secure a performance date. Preferred method of payment: Zelle
"Amazing music from two very amazing musicians! The level of artistry, creativity, and professionalism that these two possess is remarkable.
No matter what you hire them for, you will not be disappointed!"
"One of the best decisions we made was to have Bravura Duo for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were absolutely perfect and we received many complements from our guests. We had made a special request for our recessional song and Karolina did not hesitate to fulfill our unique request. There was great communication throughout the whole process even though we never met in person. Very professional and talented, and they helped set the mood for the rest of the evening."
"Professional and incredibly talented!!! So happy with their performance!
Tamara Patricks Stevens
"Bravura Duo is absolutely fantastic. We had them play at our wedding and the music was beautiful the entire time. They even were willing to travel to come to our location. They were very accommodating and played songs we had picked out for walking down the aisle and the first dances. Our wedding guests thoroughly enjoyed having live classical music, and I’m so glad we booked them. Karolina was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with from the time we asked if they were available up until the wedding day. They were there on time and knew what they were doing. Karolina and Daniel are extremely professional, talented musicians, and anyone would be lucky to hear them play, and even luckier to book them for an event. They truly made our wedding day so special."
Lauren Abston Wyatt
"The level of performing and presentation is most certainly at the highest level in north Dallas. These fine performers strive to achieve the very best for those that want the very best for their special event. Their attention to detail is what makes them very special!"
We would love to hear from you, so please get in touch via the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
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