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NASA 2020 Biennial Conference Presenter — Christopher Charbonneau

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Name: Christopher Charbonneau
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020 3:20 PM
Presentation Venue: Recital Hall
Presentation Title: Duo Charbonneau Performance: From the Skyline for Tenor Saxophone and Piano by, Mischa Zupko
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 17

Christopher M. Charbonneau completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Performance at Arizona State University in 2015. He holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree from California State University at Long Beach. His instructors have included Dr. Michael Hester, Dr. Timothy McAllister, Dr. Otis Murphy, Leo Potts, and Dr. Joseph Wytko. Christopher recently relocated to the Los Angeles area with his wife and duo partner, Hanah Charbonneau. Duo Charbonneau has performed throughout the United States, France, and Germany premiering exciting new works for saxophone and piano by Ida Gotkovsky, Kevin Timothy Austin, Michael Markowski, Gil Dori, and Roger Przyltulski. Christopher also performs as Tenor Saxophonist with the Bandersnatch Trio/Quartet and the Upland Saxophone Quartet.

Ensemble Bio:

Duo Charbonneau was formed in 2012 with their first performance being the concurrent world premiere of Ida Gotkovsky’s Incandescence pour Saxophone Ténor et Piano. Subsequent performances of this work throughout France and Germany solidified the duo’s collaboration. The duo takes pride in working closely with upcoming and established composers on new works for saxophone and piano. These interactions have led to new works by composers such as Kevin Timothy Austin, Gil Dori, Michael Markowski, and Roger Przytulski. Most recent performances included Roger Przytulski’s 10 West: 3 Postcards for Alto Saxophone & Piano and Kevin Timothy Austin’s Ad Orientum at the Region 2 NASA conference. Currently, the duo is working on several projects including the concurrent world premiere of Mischa Zupko’s From the Skyline for tenor saxophone and piano with a performance at the 42nd International Saxophone Symposium. Duo Charbonneau has recently relocated from Phoenix to the Los Angeles area.

Other Performers / Participants


Hanah Charbonneau



Hanah Charbonneau, a sought after collaborator, performer, and teacher based in the Los Angeles area, completed undergraduate and graduate studies at Arizona State University under Dr. Baruch Meir. She is a prizewinner of the ASU Concert of Soloists and Chamber Concerto competitions, the Edward Auer Piano Workshop Solo Competition and appeared as a soloist with the renowned chamber group, I Solisti di Perugia in Italy. In addition, she was the competition coordinator for the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions and recently coached actors in mimicking piano playing for their roles with Amazon Films/Blumhouse Production’s upcoming film. Hanah frequently performs with duo partner, saxophonist Christopher Charbonneau. Duo Charbonneau has most recently toured and performed in venues across the United States, France, and Germany.


Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
From the Skyline for tenor saxophone and piano Mischa Zupko 17