The Februus Duo is comprised of pianist and poetess Shizuyo Le Nestour, and flutist and conductor Orlando Cela. Februus Duo’s program encompasses all time periods and styles, being equally comfortable performing music from the Baroque period, contemporary music, and anything in between. Februus has performed in the US and Europe, having premiered a few works in its two-year existence.
About the name – Februus means “purifier” and it was the god of purification in ancient Roman religion. Februus is possibly named in honor of the more ancient Februa, the spring festival of washing and purification. Februus’ holy month was Februarius (of Februa), hence English February, a month named for the Februa/februalia spring purification festival.