Photo courtesy of Peter Alexander.


University of Iowa faculty Katie Wolfe and Ketty Nez formed a violin-piano duo at the University of Iowa in 2005, and since then have performed at various venues nationally and internationally. Their concerts are a mixture of repertoire, featuring commissions and works by today's composers, including Eliane Aberdam, Martin Bresnick, Richard Cornell, David Dzubay, David Gompper, Amelia Kaplan, David Lefkowitz, David Liptak, Robert Morris, and Tom Schnauber. Working with both faculty and student composers at various schools in conjunction with masterclasses and lectures, their tours have included Amherst College, Boston University, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, UCLA, University of Iowa, University of Rhode Island, University of Wisconsin Madison, and the Banff Centre in Canada. The duo were featured artists in the 2015 New Music Festival at Ball State University in Indiana. Recent performances, in 2018, include the University of Iowa, Boston University, and the University of Delaware.