Madalyn and Cicely performed seven concerts while touring with France’s Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire in March 2013. Having successfully auditioned for John Axelrod earlier and under the direction of Alexander Piquion, Madalyn and Cicely performed three works by Saint-Saëns: the Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, and the beautiful double concerto La Muse et le Počte. These concerts were a huge success with audience and reviewers alike!
“The duo parnas performing under the direction of Maestro Alexander Piquion and the National Orchestra of the Loire Valley gave an extraordinary concert on Saturday! In their finale performance of Saint-Saëns's La Muse et le Počte, a piece seeemingly written for the American virtuoso wonders, the two sisters held the captivated audience spellbound. The concert opened with Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto in B Minor followed by his Cello Concerto in A Minor. The Parnas siblings held the conquered public breathless throughout their performance, with their artistry and supreme technique.” -- Ouest France, 3/16/2013