Nancy Correll and Annette Gurnée Hull created PianoVoce, a group that was formed to explore art song and piano duets in the fall of 2001. Over the years, PianoVoce has delved into the music of France, Spain and Latin America; Friendship, Love and Romance; War and Death; Childhood; the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st Century; and they have even played a little jazz and Lady Gaga! Nancy and Annette have collaborated with many fine musicians and were excited to travel to France to perform a Bach duo piano concerto which they reprised at HSU with a chamber orchestra conducted by Annette’s son, Justin Sousa.
Their concert, “The feminine in music,” will be an entire program of piano four hands written by composers Hilary Tann, Mélanie Bonis, Fanny Hensel, Germaine Tailleferre, Emma Lou Diemer, and Margaret Garwood.
Nancy Correll served as a staff accompanist and voice coach at the Humboldt State University Music Department from 1975 to 2001. She comes from Ohio, graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota in 1968, and holds a B.A. in Music from HSU where she studied piano with Charles Fulkerson. Now retired, she lives in McKinleyville with her artist husband Richard Duning. She continues to teach piano and voice, makes beautiful pottery, writes novels, and enjoys traveling, gardening, hiking, and bird-watching. Nancy is active working on environmental activism through the McKinleyville Land Trust. Annette Gurnée Hull has a degree in music from Humboldt State University where she studied piano with Charles Fulkerson while also studying violin and viola with Floyd Glende. She is retired from the accompanying staff of HSU and teaches piano to all ages. Annette plays for the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside, CA. She has been an accompanist and performer for Humboldt Light Opera Company since 1977, and has accompanied “The Babes” women’s chorus since its inception in 1994.