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For Immediate Release:

Music on the Brandywine
May 9, 7:30 p.m. 

CHADDS FORD, PA - May 1, 2013 The Brandywine River Museum presents Music on the Brandywine May 9. The program features pianist Michael Djupstrom and violist Ayane Kozasa, musicians from Astral Artists, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to discover exceptionally talented emerging classically trained artists.

Djupstrom and Kozasa will present a program of works by Enescu, Porter, Schubert and an original composition by Djupstrom entitled Walimai.

Djupstrom has performed throughout the United States and abroad in the UK, France, China and Japan. A member of the Musical Studies faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, he was a founding member of the Phoenix Trio, often performs with the Philadelphia-based new music ensemble Relâche and serves as the accompanist for the Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus.

Winner of the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition in 2011, Kozasa also captured the competition's Mozart Award for the best chamber music performance, as well as its Askim Award for her performance of the competition's commissioned work. She received her bachelor's degree in music from the Cleveland Institute of Music and recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Galleries open at 6 p.m. There will be light refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for members and students. Tickets may be purchased online, at the museum admission desk or by calling 610-388-2700.

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Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon, through November 24 (except May 26 during Annual Antiques Show).

Pictured left to right:Michael Djupstrom and Ayane Kozasa (photo credit Peter Checchia).

Contacts: Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart, 610-388-8337 or

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