a testament to how cool “serious” contemporary music can actually be.
Keyboard Magazine

Impeccable, knowing, stellar performanceWonderfully right in every respect.
Mel Powell, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer

Dazzling élan and finesseAn appreciative audience knew it had heard something very special.
The Saginaw News


Magnifique!
Jean-Charles Francois, Composer
Theatre Dunois, Paris

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They came with a very worthwhile, informative and educational mission
culminating in a beautiful concert that truly broke all stereotypes
an inspired performance by duo runedako
DEN (Kyiv, Ukraine)
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Like Oscar Peterson on mind-expanding substances.
emusic-l
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Flashy, virtuosic, and jazzy...the performance by duo runedako and the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Valek is clearly up to all this music's challenges.
Fanfare
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Ruth Neville brought great emotional and musical authority to the performance…a deft, sensitive chamber music player whose idiomatic playing is remarkable for color and control.
The Greenville News
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[Koppelman’s] sophisticated and effectively utilized interactive computer programs cause electronic sounds to emerge from finely crafted piano figures.  The results are always captivating and musically intriguing…Highly   recommended.
CDeMUSIC
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Duo Runedako performs the work with sensitive and dynamically brilliant execution.  Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman work as one with results that charm the ear…It is music of beauty performed with sureness, with poetic conviction and gestural grace.”
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
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There is no other keyboard duet on earth that fills the musical imperative of duo runedako.  Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman are extraordinary pianists and keyboard artists that effortlessly span a varied repertoire from classical to the ultramodern…Very few performing artists are comfortable in this brave new world or technology-enhanced performance but Ruth and Dan fluently fill this niche with an artistic sensibility rivaled by none.
Mary Simoni, Composer
Professor and Chair, Performing Arts Technology
Associate Dean, Research and Planning, University of Michigan

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duo runedako gave one of the most satisfying new music concerts I’ve seen in a long time.  Their programs combine new music “classics’ with brand new pieces, and they demonstrate a wide range of varied and innovative uses of technology.  Ruth and Dan are thrilling performers and engaging presenters and their presentation at Middlebury was captivating from start to finish.
Peter Hamlin, Composer
Professor and Chair, Department of Music, Middlebury College, Vermont

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Excellent vitality, energy, and technical precision…a superb team - really superb.  What a wonderful sense of drama and color throughout.  You could tell that we were all spellbound by your performance.  No one wanted to break the mood!
Geraldine Keeling
Grossmont Duo Piano Winter Festival and Competition
First Prize Vocational Category, California

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Neville and Koppelman easily negotiated the fistfuls of sharp, pointed arpeggios and the delicate twitterigs, capturing the full emotional range.
La Jolla Light
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Needless to say, your performance for us was extremely well received.  Even thought we are committed to providing programming that represents the full spectrum of musical endeavors, I admit to a bit of concern as regards your unique programming and presentation.  However, my personal tastes were expanded with the artistry shown in each composition.  Your performance was exceptional!  The feedback that I have heard produced two distinct reactions.  The first being that ears and minds were opened to contemporary, and in some cases, revolutionary creativity as regards electronic music…The second reaction was that your verbal program notations helped listeners to understand the intentions of the composer, especially as evidenced in the Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues by Frederic Rzewski.  Once again, many thanks for your concert at Nardin Park, and I wish you continued success as you reach others with your polished performances.
Melvin C. Rookus, Minister of Music
Music and Fine Arts Concert Series
Nardin Park United Methodist Church, Michigan

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It was an honor to have such gifted performers as yourselves take part in the Festival.  Your desire to expand the repertoire and technique of keyboard performance certainly offers a needed innovation in duo performance.  In addition, I was most impressed by your easy grace and generous regard for all who approached you including performers, faculty, students, audience members and myself.  It was a pleasure to work with you  both.
William Kleinsasser, Composer
Towson State University, Baltimore, MD

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I want to thank you for presenting such a wonderful concert on our new music concert series, Music at the Forefront...  Everything, from the choice of the literature to your performance was outstanding.  Students and faculty alike were moved and impressed with the evening…It is invaluable that you not only present a wonderful concert but are also so nurturing to young composers.
Burton Beerman, Director
MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, Bowling Green, OH

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duo runedako is an outstanding piano four-hands ensemble, who not only play brilliantly, but also have an extraordinary gift for imaginative programming.  Their appearance in the final concert of our 2005 Winter Classics Concert Series featured a winning mix of the traditional and the intricately complex contemporary piano repertoire all played with great technical artistry and introduced with genial comments by the husband-wife duo of Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman.  We will most certainly invite them back!  It was a wonderful concert!
John Gilbert,, Organist/Director of Music,
Christ Church, Greenville, SC

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I have also been privileged to hear duo runedako in full-length formal recitals, and have always come away inspired and energized.  Their programs are characterized by great variety and contrast—works for two pianos, piano four hands, and solo pieces.  Many of these include live electronics, both interactive and preprogrammed.  This wizardry is always a means to a musical end, never a mere technical display.  Their commitment to the idiom and expressive core of each work is total.  They do this because they love the music.   It is obvious.
Jon J. Grier, Composer-in-Residence
Greenville Fine Arts Center

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It was truly a treat for the mind, and ears, and emotion to experience… Your talent, and presence, and charisma make a perfect musical presentation duo runedako.  It was indeed a pleasure to listen to new innovative music that is intriguing to the senses and brings us to the cutting edge of twentieth century musical composition.
Marian A. Impastato, Cavaliere, President
The Italian Heritage Society of Michigan

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duo runedako is to be commended for their efforts to explore alternative directions in multiple-keyboard music.  The energy of Koppelman and Neville’s performances and their enthusiasm over the possibilities for the future of keyboard music are palpable.
Clavier
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Their [duo runedako] performance of the standard piano repertoire is strong as well as sensitive.  Their performance of new music, including electronic forms (which Daniel Koppelman composes) is exciting as well as approachable for the audience
Bruce M. Schlein, M.D.
Chairman, Jewish Community Music Series, Greenville, SC

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