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A Musical Marriage by Amy Blades Steward

Violist Maria Lambros and her husband Michael Kannen, a cellist, have shared their love of chamber music with the Eastern Shore for the last 22 years while one or both have performed at the annual Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival. The couple met when Michael joined Maria’s string quartet, the Meliora Quartet, in the mid-1980’s, when there were not many string

quartets and the Meliora was at the top of its game. Maria comments, “It’s wonderful to admire your spouse, and that’s what happened when I heard Michael play the cello. I am still blown away when he plays.” Michael quips, “When the Meliora Quartet broke up, Maria and I got together. She became and still is my favorite viola player.”

Chamber musicians Michael Kannen and Maria Lambros are pictured visiting Beethoven’s museum in Vienna, Austria. 57

June 2016 ttimes web magazine  

Tidewater Times June 2016

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