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Renata Arado, violin, was born in Chicago, where she began violin instruction in the Suzuki method at age two. She continued her violin studies at the University of Michigan and Rice University with Camilla Wicks and at the San Francisco Conservatory. Ms. Arado was principal second violin of Norway's Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra for thirteen years. She has appeared with chamber groups around the globe, collaborating with Isaac Stern, Julia Fischer, Robert Mann, Yefim Bronfman, Joshua Bell, and Gil Shaham, and in 2016 toured Puerto Rico with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico. Ms. Arado performs in a duo with her husband, violinist/violist Espen Lilleslåtten. In 2011, they appeared as soloists at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, debuting the Concerto for Two Violins by Dinos Constantinides. In a duo performance at Barge Music in Brooklyn, the New York Times praised them for their beautifully nuanced interpretation of Martinů Madrigals. Ms. Arado and Mr. Lilleslåtten had a debut duo recital at Carnegie Hall in 2013. Ms. Arado performs every year in chamber series across the U.S including the Taos Chamber Group series, Captiva Island Cultural Festival, B.I.G. Arts Concert Series of Sanibel, and the LSU School of Music recital series.

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