"The Moir Duo, Ronald and Ruth Moir, took their undergraduate education as pianists at the University of Manitoba. Grants from both the Canada Council as well as the Manitoba Arts Council allowed them to undertake 3 years of study in the UK. They studied with Joan Davies (a pioneer in the reintroduction of the historic fortepiano) who performed regularly at the Colt Collection and at the Hazelmere Festival organized by Carl Dolmetsch. Upon their return to Canada they began to tour as the Moir Fortepiano duo, and appeared throughout Ontario."
"They specialize in 18th century keyboard music and take great pleasure in performing on instruments identical to those used by both Mozart and Beethoven. To this goal they have focussed on developing a superb idiomic keyboard touch, a great variation of sonority, a refined awareness of stylistic nuances, a strong sense of ensemble, and a spontaneous musical personality. Concerts are fun without violating the integrity of the music."
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