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"from Django to Tango"
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The Carney-Koidin Duo is a new and exciting flute and guitar ensemble that started in 2021 with Julie Koidin's move to Austin from Chicago.   The duo combines Koidin's love of Brazilian choro and classical training with Carney's eclectic expertise in a wide variety of genres.   Koidin is one of the few U.S. specialists in Brazilian choro - a musical cousin of samba, and in 2016 hosted the nationally broadcast radio show, "A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music" on the WFMT Radio Network for the Summer Olympics.  Adam Carney performs on two rare instruments in the U.S. - the 7-string guitar and the beautiful "harp-guitar." 


Together, Koidin and Carney perform a wide array of Latin American and North American genres including choro, samba, tango and gypsy jazz.   

The Carney-Koidin duo is a project brand new to Austin, and continues Koidin's long, Chicago-based projects of “Dois no Choro” with Paulinho Garcia and "Tempero Brasileiro," with Chicago jazz-guitarist, Neal Alger.

About Us

About Us



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Meet our Musicians:

Julie Koidin, Flute


Julie Koidin has had extensive travels to Brazil and Argentina, researching the music of both countries. In August 2010, British flutist Trevor Wye invited her to do a presentation on Brazilian choro in Manchester, England as part of the British Flute Society’s bi-annual convention.  In 2016 Julie hosted and produced "A Joyful Cry: Brazil's Choro Music" for the WFMT Radio Network.   This was the first internationally-broadcast radio documentary about choro and was broadcast in honor the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2002 she received the top position in both the U.S. and Brazil for a Fulbright Lecture-Research Grant. She has taught extensively in Brazil – at the Federal Universities of Rio (UNIRIO), Natal, Brasília, Recife, and in various festivals including FEMUSICA, the International Winter Festival of Domingos Martins and Brasília’s International Summer Festival. Julie has also received 7 other Fulbright Grants – Norway (2005), New Zealand (2006), Serbia (2008), Sweden (2011), Brazil (2014 & 2015), Ecuador (2016) and Colombia (2019).

Prior to Tempero Brasileiro, Julie performed with Paulinho Garcia and Heitor Garcia in Dois no Choro.  Together they recorded 3 CDs: Carinhoso (1999), Juntos (Jazzmin Records, 2002) and Asa Branca (Laughing Buddha Music, 2008). Juntos was on the first round nominations in two categories for the 2003 Latin Grammy Awards, and both Juntos and Asa Branca received Special Assistance Awards from the Illinois Arts Council.

Julie received her doctorate and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. 

Adam Carney, Guitar

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Adam Carney lives and works in Austin, Texas as a full time musician, composer and guitar instructor.  He performs regularly in Austin and throughout Central Texas on his custom Harp Guitar.  He performs as a soloist and in collaboration with a number of wonderful musicians, and in groups such as Hora Once and The Violet Crown Affair

Adam Carney has recorded four albums and collaborated with many other artists on projects and recordings, including Adam's first solo harp guitar album Elizabeth in 2009, and the award winning Nuevo Tango album Libertango with the Austin Piazzolla Quintet.  Since moving to Austin, he has had his music featured on movies, TV shows and video games, including television documentaries, indie movies, international television commercials, and the television series Archer on the FX network.  He is currently recording his fifth feature album with his Nuevo Tango/Latin Folk music trio Hora Once, as well as another solo harp guitar album.  

Adam is the director and founder of  the Capital City Guitar Camp in Austin, TX.  The annual week-long guitar camp for kids of all ages started in 2014 and hosts some of the best guitar instructors in Austin.  Every year it features a concert by the students and faculty, and other guest musicians from the Austin music scene.  For more info on the camp, please visit

The idea of the harp guitar has to have been around for as long as luthiers have been building guitar-like instruments, but the first true harp guitars were made in the beginning of the 20th century in America and Europe.  They are classified as having both a standard six-string neck as well as an extra set of sub-bass strings strung above the standard neck.  The number of strings vary, some guitars have three or four bass strings.  Others have as many as twenty or more bass and treble strings.  Adam plays on a custom designed Harp Guitar built by Master Luthier Woodley White.  It is a fourteen string Dyer-esque model with a seven string neck and seven sub-bass strings with sharping levers.  He also plays on a reproduction of a 1910 Dyer model, with 6 sub-bass strings.  


Contact Us:

For bookings please contact:

Julie Koidin

Phone: 1-773-590-8717



Adam Carney

Phone: 1-417-300-4078



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