About

 

Duo Mystique Flute and Harp began performing in the Las Vegas area in 1997. Since teaming up, they have performed on many recitals, including being featured artists on the Prism Concert Series, as part of the Desert Spring Chamber Orchestra concert season, and at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As a professional duo, they have performed for many different types of events and in many locations, including the Bellagio, Caesar’s Palace, Lake Las Vegas Resorts, Emerald Gardens, the JW Marriott, Mount Charleston Hotel, the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay and Zion National Park. Their repertoire includes a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, Celtic, Broadway and contemporary music, with an emphasis on diversity and musical integrity. While Duo Mystique is continuously working on new and original arrangements of all styles of music, they are currently working on a project of original arrangements of jazz standards for flute and harp in conjunction with noted jazz arranger Nathan Tanouye.

Bonnie Buhler-Tanouye, flutist, received her Masters of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she graduated Cum Laude under the instruction of Dr. Richard Soule. In addition to her active performance schedule with Duo Mystique Flute and Harp, she regularly performs with the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra, including a performance with Andrea Bocelli in 2004. She has also performed with such ensembles as the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society Orchestra, the Las Vegas Music Festival Orchestra, the Desert Wind Trio, and the Desert Spring Chamber Orchestra, of which she was a featured soloist. As a university student, she was a repeat soloist with the UNLV Symphony Orchestra, including a performance as a winner of the James Huntzinger Soloist Competition, was a winner of the Nevada State Reno Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition, and has soloed with the UNLV Chamber Orchestra. She was the musical director for the UNLV Flute Ensemble for two years, and has performed with the Nextet New Music Ensemble, among many other UNLV music ensembles. Bonnie has been a featured soloist/participant with the Margot Mink Colbert Dance Company and the UNLV Dance Studio. She was appointed a member of the National Flute Association Pedagogy Committee in 2000, and was a featured presenter at the National Flute Convention in August 2003 and again in August 2005. She has been an adjunct Professor of Music History and Music Theory at UNLV, has an active private teaching studio, is a clinician and adjudicator for the Nevada Music Teachers Association and the Clark County School District, is the flute instructor for the Nevada School of the Arts and is an active freelance performer in the Las Vegas area.

 

 

Tara Ogden-Skouson, a professional freelance harpist, recently relocated to Las Vegas from New York City. In addition to her performances with Duo Mystique, Tara performs regularly with the Las Vegas Philharmonic including performances with Vanessa Williams and Dennis DeYoung. An accomplished chamber musician, Tara maintains an active performance schedule with Duo Mystique and other local chamber groups. She recently performed for Pulitzer prize winning American composer Bernard Rands in a chamber concert of his music at UNLV, and is often featured with the Boulder City-based Red Mountain Choir. In New York, Tara was one of the final harpists to play the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks at the Sullivan Street Playhouse, having previously performed that musical for nearly a year at Robert Redford’s Sundance Theater in Utah. She has performed for many theater productions in New York, including the opera Tosca with New Rochelle Opera Company, the musicals Sweeney Toddand Nine at New York University, and was a featured performer on the cruise ship QE2. She has premiered many new works by New York composer Daniel T. Denver, including incidental music for Mirror My Eyes, My Window at the Vinyard and Here theatres, and is featured on his CD’s. Tara received her Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University where she studied with Lysa Rytting and Louise Pratt. While in New York she continued her professional studies with Susan Jolles. Tara maintains an active harp studio, teaching traditional and Suzuki methods and is an adjudicator for the Nevada Music Teachers Association. Tara is married to pianist and music director David Skouson, and has three children, Luisa, Daniel and Katherine.