Who we are
Karolina Radovani – Violin
Daniel Nix – Bass
Founder and director of Bravura Duo, violinist Karolina Radovani 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 Emanuel Borok, former Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
A native of Albania, she has performed in the most distinguished musical venues of her country (including the House of Opera and the Palace of Congress), in Europe and the US, has appeared on the Albanian National Radio and Television, and is a winner of several music and merit awards.
Karolina served as Assistant Concertmaster of Las Colinas, Garland, and Arlington Symphony Orchestras for eight seasons, 2010-2018, after previously performing with various other ensembles in the DFW Metroplex and beyond, including the East Texas, Irving, Missouri, and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras. She maintains a private violin studio in Allen, Texas, and is a violin clinician for the Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra.
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.
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What we offer
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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 FOR YOUR NEEDS
While performing indoors is ideal, we also accommodate outdoor events, provided that certain stipulations have been met, in order to protect the instruments and have an effective performance. These pertain to weather, temperature, humidity, shade coverage when necessary, etc. We do provide our own sound equipment for optimal results of outdoor performances.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Prices are competitive. We offer all-inclusive packages starting at $500. 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 a signed contract to secure a performance date. Method of payment: cash, check, or PayPal.
"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!"
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