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The Kopan Duo

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About The Kopan Duo

Young and versatile violin duo based in Birmingham able to play a variety of different styles from classical to pop on request!
String duo

The Kopan Violin Duo are an emerging talented duo comprising of Risa Sekine and Mark Lee both based in Birmingham. Both attend the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on significant scholarships with Risa being awarded a full international scholarship to study in the UK. Specialising in ensemble and chamber music playing, this duo is the latest in many collaborations that the pair have made in the past with other notable achievements involving coaching from members of the internationally acclaimed Heath, Gildas, Castalian, Lindsay, Arod and Ebene quartets as well as the Schubert ensemble and the Eblana string trio. Performing in small ensembles on a regular basis, Risa and Mark are respectively part of the Sekine and TSR quartets, having showcased full works across Birmingham on a frequent basis. They have also considerable orchestral leading experience with Risa having led the Orchestra of Solihull Schools in concert and Mark having led SCYO and VaCO and principal 2nd violin for CLYO and CBSO Youth in the past. Versatility is something that they both pride themselves in as not only have they performed the largest classical works such as the symphonies of Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Brahms and so on but also have experienced a wide range of musical styles and therefore can easily integrate the vast majority of musical styles in to their playing. Having played in productions of West Side Story, Fame, The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel, as well as countless numbers of popular style concerts involving Star Wars, James Bond, Hollywood to Broadway styles and pop songs and more, you can be certain that whatever style they perform, they will be able to bring vitality and energy!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Pop, Acoustic, R&B, Top 40
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Song list

Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme, Wedding March, Schubert Ave Maria, Pachelbel's Canon, Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker Suite, Meditation from Thais, Lange Flower Song, Gounod Ave Maria, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, Lindsey Stirling Selections, A Whole New World, I See the Light, Nearer My God to Thee, My Heart Will Go On, Czardas, Bartok 44 Violin Duos, Bach Jesu Joy of Man Desiring, Bach Double Violin Concerto, Telemann Six Canonic Sonatas, Requests of any genre,


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£600


From customers:

Dr L, 5 years ago

A serious and highly talented musician... recommend highly with no reservations.

Prof. G, 3 years ago

Beautiful and exhilarating tone... I want more!