Flutist Carolyn Keyes and guitarist Tim Courtney have joined forces to create dZuo, an exciting new chamber ensemble that brings classical refinement and virtuosity to an eclectic mix of genres. dZuo’s performances feature their own arrangements of everything from Ravel to traditional Japanese music to punk rock, alongside repertoire standards and new works.
dZuo performs throughout North Texas and Oklahoma, including upcoming performances at Texas A&M – Commerce and on the inaugural season of the “Live at the Museum” series at the Museum of the Western Prairie. In the summer of 2016, they will hit the studio to record their first album, a collection of Japanese-inspired works celebrating the sea in spring.
Tim and Carolyn began playing together in 2007 while in graduate school at the University of North Texas. After living in Colorado for six years, Carolyn is back in the area and the two have teamed up again. Since both players are left handed, the chose the name dZuo – a combination of the Mandarin word zuǒ, meaning left, and the English word duo.