Owl Creek Set 5:090:00 / 5:09
“Beautifully crafted arrangements by two very talented sisters...the future of fiddle & cello is safe in their hands!”
— Natalie Haas
“Sempre Sisters embody what we hope today's young string players strive for...it is a joy to witness.”
— Mark and Maggie O'Connor
“Sempre Sisters....have taken the northwest by storm with their amazing musical talent.”
— Live Music Project
Sempre Sisters Bio
Sempre Sisters, violinist Charlotte Marckx and cellist Olivia Marckx, is an award-winning classically trained sister duo creating music not limited by genre. Performing their own compositions and virtuosic arrangements of music from the Beatles to Bach, the sisters aim to play music that they love for people who love music.
This Seattle area duo has been featured on NPR’s From the Top, Strings Magazine, and Classical KING FM 98.1, as well as at the Northwest Folklife Festival. They have received national and international acclaim, including being named a 2019 $50,000 Davidson "Enormous Talent" Fellowship recipient and winning the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition Gold Medal and Bach Prize (Charlotte), as well as advancing to the semifinals at the 2015 Johansen International Competition and winning a prize at the 2016 YoungArts National Arts Competition (Olivia). They were grand prize winners of the KING FM Young Artists Awards and have performed with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival. The sisters have soloed with several orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony, and have also performed with Time for Three , Charles Yang, and Pink Martini (Charlotte) and Mark and Maggie O’Connor (Olivia). They are currently in college at the prestigious Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.