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duo parnas debuted with the Albany Symphony Orchestra in three concerts that were part of the Symphony's subscription series. The concerts were performed at Berkshires' Barrington Stage, the Saratoga Springs Museum, and the historic Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. All performances were hugely successful in every way and earned five rave reviews from the critics!

"The Sisters Parnas, violinist Madalyn and cellist Cicely, are poised for potential major careers in an increasingly superstar-oriented classical music business. The winsome Stephentown, N.Y., duo made that perfectly clear in their performance with the Albany Symphony..."
--Clarence Fanto, Berkshire Living

"The Parnas sisters...could just as well have been gazelle and antelope, so thoroughly did they erase programmatic connotations with the suavity and assurance of their playing... They are real talents. There is nothing showy in their playing. Everything is for musical value..."
--Andrew L. Pincus, Berkshire Eagle

" Duo Parnas walked on stage in gowns of peach and pink, it felt like the blooming of roses in winter. No less radiant was their playing..."
--Joseph Dalton, Times Union

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"Although the violin-cello duo of Madalyn and Cicely Parnas have local roots, they’re destined for an international career that could make this area but a memory. Neither is 20; both have impressive virtuoso chops that they’ve already wielded to great acclaim as soloists and in chamber music performances...."
--B.A. Nilsson, Metroland

"...violinist Madalyn Parnas, 19, and cellist Cicely, 17, were the stars of the Albany Symphony Orchestra concert Thursday night at the Canfield Casino..."
---Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette