Bow & Hammer refers to Chicago-based violin & piano duo, formed by friends Kathryn Satoh and Elizabeth Newkirk, respectively. Just as their name addresses the core of their sound, their performances have been addressing the core of duo chamber music as “A New Niche” (Chamber Music of America Magazine) since they formed in 2012. Though they have a sweet tooth for compositions from the early 20th century (1917 to be exact), they use both modern and traditional repertoire to craft well-balanced programs that connoisseurs and newcomers alike can enjoy.


Spirited storytellers, a Bow & Hammer production is an inspiring and inventive choice for your event. Their productions, Élevé, the Coursed Concert, and Bow & Hammer in Concert, create a platform for chamber music to inspire other disciplines, as well as be uplifted from the creativity and output of others. With the big picture in mind, they create access points for the modern adult to experience classical music. Whether you prefer a classic chamber music concert or a full-on immersive artistic experience, your event’s cultural programming will be unforgettable with Bow & Hammer.