The Stratus Duo consists of two musicians from Southern California, Andrew Vang and Peter Martin JR. They both have been recognized for their exceptional talent as teachers, soloists and chamber musicians.
Stratus has released and sold out two of their albums “Brothers” in 2014 and “Winds of the East” in 2015. Some of the tracks from “Winds of the East” were featured at the Asian Pacific Lunar New Year Festival held at Downtown Riverside, California.
One of Stratus Duo’s main objectives is to continue the growth of instrumental music as performers and educators. They not only perform as a duo, but they also run their own chamber orchestra founded in January 2016 and their own flute and saxophone ensemble, “Saxaflute” founded in March 2018. Their chamber orchestra has performed many works by living composers in various genres of music such as video games, anime and movie soundtracks. In 2018, Saxaflute has performed at the Festival of the Lights at the Mission Inn and the Orange County Fair in 2019.
As a freelance chamber music group, the Stratus Duo builds upon an extensive repertoire of original compositions as well as classical, contemporary, jazz, cultural, pop, R&B, and worship music. Some of their most notable performances include the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conference 2015 at Northern Arizona University and the Southern California Flute Camp 2019 at Chapman University. They were also featured on KCAA Radio San Bernardino as part of “The Talent Show” segment on The Sunday Block in 2016. Occasionally, Stratus performs for many events such as weddings, birthday parties, fashion shows, bridal showers, veteran centers, church events and retirement homes.
As teachers, they have successfully guided their students to reaching their musical goals and fully prepared them for university/college. The Stratus Duo continues to educate aspiring musicians of all ages in order to help them succeed in their musical ambitions. They have also presented masterclasses to students of The Colburn School of Music and other local middle schools and high schools. They have also hosted their own masterclasses featuring other guest artists from Southern California.
Ultimately, the Stratus Duo continues to thrive as a chamber duo by sharing music to the general public in order to make it a valuable part of society.
“… you guys are doing so much more than playing a musical instrument. You’re helping to change lives.”
KCAA Radio 106.5FM