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Piano Duos – Cheryl Moore and Anthony Maroudas
Cheryl Moore (a.k.a. Cheryl Hardwick) began her long career in New York City as a pianist, music arranger and songwriter. She spent 25 years on NBC-TV’s Saturday Night Live as a band member, composer and music director. She holds a Masters degree from the Juilliard School of Music and has won 2 Emmys as a composer for Sesame Street. In 2002, she officially ‘retired’ to the Big Island of Hawaii where she joined the Board of Directors at Hilo’s Historic Palace Theatre. She then served for 12 years as its President. Cheryl has been the music director/conductor for 14 of the Palace Theatre’s annual musicals. During summers, she takes part in the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival to perform chamber works with a variety of visiting artists. As an accompanist, she remains active in many areas of the performing arts.
Anthony Maroudas was born in Hermanus, South Africa. He studied with Lamar Crowson and Yonty Solomon, who are both professors at the Royal Academy of Music. He also studied with Craig Sheppard at the Guildhall School. Anthony has performed both as a soloist and ensemble player in South Africa, London and the United States. Since settling in Hawaii in 2006, he has played at numerous venues on the Big Island and at the Atherton Studio in Honolulu. He has also appeared on Hawaii Public Radio with classical talk show host Gene Schiller. Anthony enjoys a thriving teaching career. In 2017, he was the recipient of Steinway and Sons’ Top Teacher Award for outstanding instruction and leadership in piano education.
Proceeds in aid of the Church of Ireland Building Fund.
Sponsored by Brendan and Deirdre O’Connor