Recording of Brahms Violin-Piano Sonatas

We are raising funds for our upcoming recording project of the Brahms Violin-Piano Sonatas on a fortepiano. Your donations will make this project possible. To learn more about this project and make contributions, please click on Rainier Brahms Recording 


Award winning musicians

pianist Chi-Chen Wu and violinist Gregory Maytan met in the summer of 2016 at the Grumo Festival in Italy where they performed eight concerts together across the country in cities including Milano and Cavalese. Being inspired by each other’s musicianship and passion for chamber music, Wu and Maytan founded the Rainier Duo and set a goal for their first project: to perform and record the complete cycle of Beethoven’s sonatas for piano and violin. The two musicians aim to bring a new voice to these ten compositions through acquaintance of the literature which had served as inspirational sources for Beethoven’s work. In the 2016-17 season Rainier Duo toured in Colorado, Wyoming, and Michigan. They are represented by Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates.

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Upcoming Events

February 24
Grand Rapids Art Museum Concert Series

May 4
Battle Creek Symphony, Battle Creek,MI


Rainier Duo was chosen to join the roster of Great Lakes Performing Artist Associations in Ann Arbor, MI. 


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“One of the most startling part of this DVD is the performance Chi-Chen Wu gives…The music comes to life in a new way, …” 

Early Music America

“Maytan… plays with lyrical freshness and infectious vitality… Listening to his impassioned performance, he clearly believes in every note”

The Strad

“Chi-Chen Wu’s amazing playing and insightful interpretation of Mozart, Brahms, and Schubert kept the entire audience captivated…”

World Journal, Chicago

“The Allegro molto vivace… is executed [by Maytan] with heart-racing excitement and verve… Maytan taps into the newness [of the Grieg sonata] and creates a wonderful aura about this piece, bringing it freshness and clarity.’”

Strings Magazine

“Wu gives the music plenty of the passion called for, but also a gentleness and sensitivity to the introspective aspects of the scores that help us hear contrasts and formal balances…”

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

“very musical, knows how to bring the simplest melody to life"

American Record Guide
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