Katie Burns and Seth Quay met in the summer of 2016 at the Zodiac Music Festival and Academy outside of Nice, France where they premiered a new composition with the picturesque backdrop of the French
Alps. They returned the following year to work on Mendelssohn's Sonata for Cello and Piano,
deepening their friendship and their musical partnership. When Seth moved to Denver to study at the Lamont School of music in 2018, they immediately started making plans for a duo.
The name "Dadirri" comes from an Aboriginal practice of deep listening and inner, quiet, still
awareness. While the pair has much to learn about the origins of this practice, they were inspired by its reflective nature and hope to embody its qualities in our own musical experiences together.