The duo will present a preview of their Carnegie Hall debut concert scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.13.
The program features Eastern European music inspired by folklore and folk songs.
On programming his concert, Rumy said, "I have chosen this program because I am interested in how different composers from different countries were influenced by folk songs.
At the end of the 19th century, there were initiatives to
start collecting folk songs and to research the roots of our music. From then on, folk music started to appear in and influence classical music."
Rumy and Lee are graduates of the Julliard School of Music in New York. Rumy resides in Budapest, where he is enrolled as a doctoral student at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. Lee is a member of the piano faculty at the Conservatoire de Musique de Geneve in Switzerland.
Coffee concerts are 30 minutes of music and conversation with complimentary gourmet coffee and biscotti. The concert is free with a contribution accepted to benefit HomeFront, a community-based, volunteer-driven home repair program that provides free repairs
to low-income homeowners.