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Accordare Duo

The Accordare Duo, known for their “snappy precision” and “spirited performance style” (Baltimore Sun), concertizes in the Baltimore-Washington area. They recently performed in San Diego, at the Peabody Conservatory, and did a benefit concert for the piano fund for the Elizabeth and Peter Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Building, a multimillion dollar state-of-the-art facility newly constructed at Howard Community College.

Lisa Rehwoldt holds the degrees of Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin College.  She counts among her distinguished teachers Lana Bodnar, Joseph Schwartz, Paul Schenly, Theodore Lettvin, and Ellen Mack. Rehwoldt, a native of Santa Barbara, California, debuted with the Santa Barbara Symphony at the age of twelve. She has since made numerous appearances with orchestra, including the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Santa Maria Symphony, and the Rainier Symphony in Seattle, Washington. A top prizewinner in the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition in California, the Westminster Graduate Piano Competition in Princeton, New Jersey, and the Young Musicians Foundation Competition at Ohio State University, Rehwoldt has also been chosen to perform in the master classes of such renowned artists as Lili Kraus, Konrad Wolff, Jerome Lowenthal, and Martin Katz.

A 2004 recipient of the Maryland State Music Teachers Association Judith A. Ferencz Teacher Development Grant, Rehwoldt serves on the music faculties of Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, and the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore.

Kristina Suter holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland, a Master of Music degree from Michigan State University, and Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Science degrees from Mansfield University.  She has studied with distinguished teachers and artists such as Ralph Votapek, Roy Johnson, Nelita True, and Angeline Schmid. Her doctoral research on Charles T. Griffes led to premier performances of the unpublished sonatas by this American composer. 

She is active in the Baltimore-Washington area as a soloist, duo-pianist, accompanist, and chamber musician, performing in series such as the Americana Series, Viva Mozart Series, Coffee Concerts, and as a soloist with the Maryland Youth Symphony. A recipient of many awards, Kristina received the Outstanding Teachers Grant from the Maryland State Music Teachers Association and was also a two-time gold medalist in the International Piano Recording Competition for her recordings of Charles Griffes and Franz Liszt. Dr. Suter has held teaching positions at Mount Vernon College in Washington, D.C., and Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Presently, she is a full-time faculty member at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland, and is also the coordinator of the piano faculty.  She is an active adjudicator for county and state piano competitions, and presents workshops and lecture-recitals for local and state music teacher associations.