Duo Licht (Andy and Lilian-Terri) is a husband and wife, violin and viola duo based out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Playing for happy couples throughout the state, this married duo is passionate about bringing people together through music. From classical to contemporary, Andy and Lilian-Terri can apply their creative playing styles to any musical genre you wish. Duo Licht is experienced in creating their own arrangements of music for their performances. Duo Licht strives to create full sounds with just two people. They specifically create arrangements of music that mimic the richness of a larger ensemble, such as a string trio or quartet.
Andy and Lilian-Terri first met in 2012 and were bound together by a shared love for music and matrimony. Both have extensive backgrounds in the musical world. While they are a newly established ensemble as of 2019, Lilian-Terri and Andy have extensive experience performing for weddings as part of other gigging agencies in the United States and Australia. Andy and Lilian-Terri are members of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra where Andy is in the 1st Violin section and Lilian-Terri is Principal Viola. Lilian-Terri has also performed with the Winston-Salem Symphony as a member of the substitute list and has also performed as guest Principal Viola for the Spartanburg Philharmonic in SC. Both musicians have various music diplomas including Masters degrees in violin and viola performance. They are also teaching artists, and teach for the Winston-Salem Symphony's P.L.A.Y. Music program and also for their private studio. They are committed to contributing to their city’s status as the City of the Arts and Innovation, and they continue to spread their upbeat musical message.
Duo Licht offers a range of services designed to give your celebration its ideal score. They are happy to take requests and can arrange their own interpretations of popular songs. From beginning to end, this duet can grace your entire wedding day with their musical talents. They can provide prelude, ceremony, postlude, and reception music. They can also perform for other occasions, such as corporate functions, restaurant background music, and interactive school performances.
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Andy is excited to be fulfilling a well-rounded career in music. Andy is a current member of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra as a section first violin. Since 2017, Andy serves as an assistant teacher through the Winston-Salem Symphony’s P.L.A.Y Music Program. This program teaches violin to Elementary schools across Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools. Being active in his community, Andy served for 2 years as a full time volunteer with ArtistCorps. This service is an AmeriCorps program geared at bringing arts through teaching and performing to local schools. Through ArtistCorps, Andy assisted the orchestra program at Diggs-Latham Elementary School, Wiley Middle School, Wake Forest University’s summer Freedom School, Old Town Elementary School, and the Salvation Army.
Andy is a native of Massachusetts, and holds a bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Masters of Music degree in Violin Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Andy’s violin teachers include Kevin Lawrence, (UNCSA) and Elizabeth Chang (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
Andy also has an interest in composition and arranging. He has been writting and arranging music for his wife and him to play (Duo Licht). Most of what is played at weddings are his own arrangements especially made for the violin and viola duo. His composiiton "The Raven" for violin and viola with narrator, based off of the Edgar Allan Poe poem, was featured on Fox 8 News station.
Born and raised in Australia, Lilian-Terri Dahlenburg began studies on the violin when she was eight years old. A year and a half later she performed with her father accompanying on the piano for the opening of a “Morning Melodies” concert featuring the singer Kamahl in the Melbourne Town Hall. She grew up playing with music societies and community orchestras in the Mornington Peninsula region of Victoria and when she was 12 years old performed the Concerto for Two Violins with the Frankston Symphony Orchestra.
Lilian-Terri holds associate music diplomas from the Australian Music Examinations Board in violin and viola. During her undergraduate degree she switched to viola full time. She has bachelor of music from the University of Melbourne and an honours degree from the Elder Conservatorium, South Australia. She has been a participant in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and orchestral training programs with the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Australian Youth Orchestra, Tasmanian and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras.
Prior to coming to the United States, Lilian-Terri was based in Adelaide, South Australia where she was teaching violin and viola privately and in schools including Prince Alfred College and for the junior program at the Elder Conservatorium. She was also a member of the Zephyr String Quartet where she performed across a range of genres and collaborated with art forms such as painting, dance and poetry. During her time with the quartet they received an APRA/AMCOS Australian Art Music Award. Performances included the Adelaide and Perth Fringe Festivals, the Edinburgh International Festival with the Leigh Warren Dance Company and for the Australian Embassy in Manila, Philippines.
In 2012 Lilian-Terri was a recipient of a teaching assistantship at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where she completed a master of music degree. She continued further studies in Boston as the Jack Megan Outreach Scholar with a teaching assistantship at the Longy School of Music of Bard College where she holds a graduate performance diploma. Lilian-Terri has been a participant at the Colorado College Music Festival (2014) and was awarded a full scholarship to participate in the Cremona International Music Academy in Italy (2016). She has also adjudicated for the Massachusetts Music Educators All-State Orchestra program (2014, 2015, 2017).
Since moving to North Carolina in 2017, she has been working as a teacher and performer. Lilian-Terri is a lead teacher for the Winston-Salem Symphony’s P.L.A.Y. Music program, holds the principal viola position for the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, is a viola sub for the Winston-Salem Symphony and has also appeared as guest principal viola for the Spartanburg Philharmonic in SC. She maintains a growing private studio of violin and viola students, has adjudicated for Winston-Salem Forsyth County NC auditions (2018) and was the viola clinician for the audition boot camp hosted by the American String Teachers Association in Winston-Salem (2019).