The Canadian-American duo of flutist Zara Lawler and marimbist Paul J. Fadoul, hailed as “a great treat” (Classical WETA, Washington DC), offers audiences an unexpected mélange of classical virtuosity, lively commentary, theatrical flair, and a dose of indie rock sensibility. The duo’s repertoire ranges from delightful arrangements of classics to newly written pieces for their unusual instrumentation. Their debut album, Prelude Cocktail, was called “collaborative artistry at its finest” by I Care If You Listen. Recent highlights include a residency in Western Massachusetts as part of Chamber Music America’s Residency Partnership Program, tours of West Virginia, Michigan, and Ohio, and a New York appearance at Mannes School of Music’s Glassbox Performance Space. In 2016, Lawler + Fadoul incubated and premiered their theatrical concert, Clickable: The Art of Persuasion, at the cell theatre in New York City. Clickable has been performed across the United States.
Since 2003, Lawler + Fadoul have performed together in many of North America’s most prestigious venues and concert series, including the Kennedy Center, Strathmore, the Cerritos Center, Kravis Center, Trinity Wall Street, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Edmonton Recital Society, McMaster University’s Celebrity Concert Series, and the Percussive Arts Society International Convention.
Dedicated and inspiring educators, Lawler + Fadoul are an In-School Ensemble for the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC. On behalf of the NSO, the duo creates interactive concerts for children from pre-K through 6th grade and performs in public schools throughout the DC metro area. Break it Down!, their educational show on how instruments and music come apart and can be put back together, was created for and premiered at the Kennedy Center’s Family Theater.