Founded during a series of concerts with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Maroc, the Duo Volubilis unites two instruments that are rarely heard together. Both subtle and enticing, this clarinet and harp duo presents a varied repertoire to audiences, with musical styles ranging from classical to contemporary, from jazz to traditional.
Stéphane Edouard, clarinet solo of the Musique Principale de L’Armée de Terre, studied at the Conservatoire Georges Bizet in Paris under Paul Landy and André Pons, where he earned the 1e prix de musique de chambre in 1993. He continued his education at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris under the guidance of Guy Deplus as well as at the CNR of Versailles under Philippe Cuper, where he received a unanimously-awarded premier prix in clarinet performance in 1996. In 1994, Stéphane Edouard joined the Musique Principale de l’Armée de la Terre, in which he held the post of clarinet solo from 2000-2007, then of E-flat clarinet solo from 2008. Between 2005-2008, he was also E-flat clarinet solo of the Orchestre de la Région du Centre. In addition to his orchestral positions, he is a founding member of Les Désanchés, a clarinet quartet, with which he performs regularly around France and Europe. In 2010, the quartet was awarded a premier prix d’honneur at the International Chamber Music Competition of Verona, Italy.
Originally from Traverse City, Michigan, Marta Power Luce earned her Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in 2008, where she studied with Isabelle Perrin. She also completed a Licence de Musicologie at the Sorbonne University of Paris in 2006. She has been awarded prizes in several international harp competitions, such as the 4th International Felix Godefroid Harp Competition in Belgium, the Camac Harp Competition of the North London Festival of Music and Drama, and the Salvi “Le Parnasse” competition in Paris. As a founding member of the Atlantic Harp Duo, with which she performs regularly throughout the world, she creates numerous arrangements and transcriptions for harp. Happy to explore outside the realm of the classical musician, Marta Power Luce has also participated in several original theater productions, such as La Fontaine, ou les animaux pestiférés (Théâtre de Nesle, 2009) and Cyrano de Bergerac, version clownesque (Théâtre des Variétés, 2013-2014). She now dedicates her teaching to her private studio of students. She is regularly invited to participate in harp juries and to lead masterclasses.