Scorpion Tales

by Duo Scorpio

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Kathryn Andrews & Kristi Shade, harpists

Duo Scorpio is a New York City based harp duo on a mission to expand the duo harp repertoire by commissioning new works and arranging existing repertoire. In 2010, the duo began searching for music for their newly formed ensemble and realized this particular part of the harp repertoire had yet to be fully explored in a contemporary setting.

Duo Scorpio was awarded the American Harp Society Grant which they used to commission composer Robert Paterson. His work, “Scorpion Tales” was premiered by Duo Scorpio at the AHS National Conference in New York City July 2, 2012.

Duo Scorpio recorded their first album, Scorpion Tales, in the spring of 2012. It will be released on the American Modern Recordings Label on September 4, 2012.

Duo Scorpio has performed with Florence + The Machine at the Met Gala, for Metro Harp New York and has performed together orchestrally in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.

Coincidentally, Katie and Kristi were both born on November 5, 1982. They met in New York City where they received their Master’s degrees studying with Susan Jolles. They have embraced their Zodiac alignment by using their talent and passion to team up and form this unique duo.


released September 4, 2012

by American Modern Recordings

Robert Paterson, Executive Producer
Adam Abeshouse, Recording Engineer and Producer

Photography and Art Direction by Frances Melhop



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