Atlantic String Duo

U.S. A / Germany

Hailed by the press for their "crystal clear, finessed and articulated playing,” the Atlantic String Duo holds influences from both sides of the Atlantic. American violinist Rachelle Hunt and German violinist and violist Stefanie Pfaffenzeller founded the group in 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany, where both are members of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester).

They are dedicated to exploring the repertoire for two violins and for violin and viola, from the Baroque to Modern Eras. Their repertoire encompasses the most famous works as well as lesser known duos, for example by Bruni or Weiner, and they have premiered works by living composers. Their live recording of the first Mozart Duo for Violin and Viola was selected by the Mozarteum Stiftung in Salzburg to be included in the digital collection of the complete works of W. A. Mozart.

In addition to traditional concerts, they are devoted to musical education and bringing classical music to new audiences, and their concert in the club Orange Peel was featured by the bi-monthly publication Journal Frankfurt as one of the top three recommended Opera/Ballet/Classical events. They were the featured artists in the first “Stage@Seven” livestream, and regularly perform in venues such as the Sendesaal of the Hessischer Rundfunk and can be heard on German radio station hr2.