Last summer, as student ambassadors traveling to Leipzig for an exchange program with musicians from their University of Music and Theatre, cellist Clare Monfredo and I decided that we ought to perform together more often. After performing in multiple chamber ensembles, including a Mozart piano quartet, Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, and Saariaho's Cendres, we finally branched out on our own to form Duo Poscol. Named entirely after our favorite Houston restaurant, my go-to place for charcuterie, we performed more chamber works with friends, but started to focus on the breadth of cello-piano repertoire out there. Through the course of the year, we learned and performed some standards, but were really excited about a video project to learn, perform, and record Rice University professor, Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for Cello and Piano. With the collaboration with our amazing videographer Brandon Martin, we think the video captures the variety of the music, the dialogue between the two instruments, very well. Let us know what you think!

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