by George J. Dacre
Erika Nickrenz, born in New York City and Sara Sant’Ambrogio, born in Boston met when were 12. Erika came to Massachusetts to study music with Sara’s grandmother. Ever since they have been together and grown into the Eroica Duo, the female chamber ensemble that broke the mold.
They established themselves as the vanguard of a new generation of musical artists. They will be performing at the First reformed Church in Nyack, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. ArtsRock says the Eroica Duo’s Concert will feature a glorious selection of chamber music favorites for piano and cello.
Nickrenz and Sant’Ambrogio have performed all over the world, from Vienna to Carnegie Hall. ArtsRock member Elliot Forrest, who had them on his New York City radio program on WQXR, brought them to Nyack.
Sant’Ambrogio tells the Rockland County Times they will not only perform classical music such as Brahms and Chopin, but also music from around the world.
Both members of the Eroica Duo come from musical families. Sant’Ambrogio’s grandmother taught music and her mother was a musical actor. Her father was a member of the St. Louis Symphony. Nickrenz’s father is a Grammy Award record producer.