The Sempre Sisters, Charlotte and Olivia Marckx, are a string duo from the Seattle area. They have been featured on NPR’s From the Top, Strings Magazine, and Classical KING FM 98.1, as well as at the Northwest Folklife Festival. The young duo has already received national and international acclaim: Charlotte won the Gold Medal at the 2018 Stulberg International String Competition, as well as top prizes at the 2018 Johansen International Competition and the 2017 MTNA Competition; Olivia was a 2016 YoungArts Winner and a semifinalist at the 2015 Johansen International. Charlotte and Olivia Marckx have both been named grand prize winners of the KING FM Young Artists Awards, and have been featured by the Seattle Chamber Music Society in concerts. At home in a variety of styles, the Sempre Sisters have performed with the Seattle Symphony, Time for Three, Pink Martini, and Mark and Maggie O’Connor. Charlotte is in junior year in high school and Olivia studies at the Colburn School in Los Angeles.
Charlotte and Olivia are grateful to their current and former teachers and mentors, including: Jan Coleman, Hiro David, Raymond Davis, Meeka diLorenzo, Clive Greensmith, Desmond Hoebig, Li-Tan Hsu, Chuck Jacot, Simon James, Hans Jensen, Paul Kantor, Ron Leonard, Robert Lipsett, and Leslie Marckx. Also, special thanks to their multi-genre influences: Kristian Bugge, Alasdair Fraser, Natalie Haas, Arto Järvelä, Calum McKinnon, Scott Marckx, Jeanie Murphy, Mark and Maggie O’Connor, and Time for Three.