Hailed as artists who play with 'cohesiveness of purpose, absolute accuracy of execution and a near-spiritual transparency' (News and Courier, Charleston SC), the Long Duo performed to critical acclaim in venues such as the Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Outstanding Chinese Musicians Series in Taiwan National Concert Hall, Dallas Museum of Arts, Phillips Gallery in Washington D.C., Spoleto Festival, Jordan Hall is Boston, International Piano Series in Charleston, Grand Theatre in Hangzhou and Xinghai Theatre in Guangzhou in China, among others. They performed as soloists in two-piano concerti with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Eskisehir Orchestra in Turkey, Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey and Boston's St. Botolph Strings. As recording artists of the Dorian Sono Luminous label, Long Duo released the world premier recording of Dana Suesse Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, as well as Vaughan Williams and Harl MacDonald two-piano Concerti) in 2010. Their live and recorded performances were broadcast on National Public Radio, WQXR New York, WRR Dallas, CBC Canada and Philharmonic Station in Taipei. As winners of the Ellis Piano Duo Competition of the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Long sisters have enjoyed distinguished solo careers as well.
Beatrice holds the bachelor of music degree from Curtis Institute (studying with Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski) and the master of music degree from Peabody Conservatory (Leon Fleisher). She has performed as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, the National Symphony of Mexico, National Orchestra of Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Jura Symphony Orchestra (France), Bravura Philharmonic, Laredo Philharmonic, New Amsterdam Orchestra of New York among others. She has concertized in France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia and China. As a recitalist she has played at Chicago's Ravinia Festival, Festivals of Champagne and Fontainebleau (France), Kunsthalle Appenzelle (Switzerland), and the American Embassies in Costa Rica, Guatemala and Honduras. She is a medal prize winner in international competitions including the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the World Piano Competition and Cincinnati. As a Naxos recording artist, she received favorable review from BBC Magazine in UK, and the American Record Guide. Radio France and TV-NY 1 have shown her live interviews and performances.
Christina holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of North Texas, where she received the Dissertation Award for Excellence in Musical Performance. As an active contemporary and chamber musician, she was a founding member of the New England Lyrical Trio. Christina has performed in Canada, Poland, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan where her solo performances were praised for her music interpretations filled with "elasticity, colors, rhythmic clarity and creative fantasies." This season she was invited to perform as a soloist with Dallas Wind Symphony at Myerson Symphony Center, as well as appearing regularly in the "Basically Beethoven Series" of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Her awards include the first Prize from the Kingsville International Young Artists Competition. She has recorded for Centaur Records and has commissioned by the Ubiquitous Publishing Co. to translate the book "My Life with Great Pianists" by Franz Mohr. Christina served as the Artist-in-Residence in Southeast State Oklahoma University, an Assistant Professor of Piano at Tabor College (Kansas) and Westfield State College (Massachusetts).