Aperture Duo curates fearless programs that explore new sounds, voices, and techniques through the lens of violin and viola chamber music. Lauded for their “precision and interpretation” along with their “distinct sense of unity and independence” (icareifyoulisten.com), Los Angeles-based Aperture Duo was founded in 2015 by violinist Adrianne Pope and violist Linnea Powell. Equally at home performing old and new music, Aperture Duo actively commissions diverse new works to expand the violin and viola duo repertoire.
Aperture Duo has been in residence at California Institute of the Arts, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, Las Positas College, Black House SoCal New Music Workshop, Eureka! Musical Minds of California Graduate Student Conference, and has designed educational concerts with wild Up and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Performance credits include Tuesdays @ Monk Space, the main stage at the Carlsbad Music Festival, Music at Boston Court, L.A. Signal Lab, LA Downtown Art Walk, Brooklyn's Home Audio Concert Series, UC Santa Barbara Summer Music Festival, Window Concert Series at the Craft in America Center, and Hear Now Music Festival.
Adrianne Pope is a violinist and artist based in Los Angeles. As a chamber musician and promoter of new music, she is a member of the Grammy-nominated new music collective Wild Up and a founding member of Aperture Duo with violist Linnea Powell. In addition to her chamber music projects, Adrianne is a tenured member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra where she has played with legendary artists such as Diana Ross, Violent Femmes, Earth, Wind & Fire, Randy Newman, Kool & The Gang and Cyndi Lauper, as well as an active freelance musician for film and television. Besides performing, Adrianne enjoys making animations, tap dancing, ocean swimming, and gardening.
Linnea Powell enjoys a multifaceted career as a freelance violist in and around the Los Angeles area, performing regularly as an orchestral, chamber, and studio musician. An avid interpreter of new chamber music, Linnea is a member of the Los Angeles new music collective Wild Up and recently founded Aperture Duo with violinist Adrianne Pope. This season, Linnea will record and perform with the Los Angeles based concert series WasteLAnd. Passionate about music education, Linnea is the Director of the Conejo Valley branch of Junior Chamber Music and was a founding Teaching Artist with the LA Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles at the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts. When not playing or teaching music, Linnea can be found swimming in bodies of water and finding places to picnic in Los Angeles.
Aperture Duo is a project of the Fulcrum Arts' Emerge Fiscal Sponsorship Program.