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Having met renowned cellist Pablo Casals when he was only 8 years old, the instrument was a natural choice for Duaiv. With his new instrument, Duaiv continued to practice, but could never let go of his love of art.
For this reason, Duaiv chose to become classically educated in both art and music. He attended the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris and trained in the cello under Bernard Michelin. He also attended the Ìäcole des Beaux-Arts in Paris to further his studies in painting. Duaiv‰Ûªs art and music began taking him everywhere, opening doors to incredible opportunities.
When he was 23, Duaiv met famed Surrealist artist Salvador DalÌ_. During this encounter, DalÌ_ inspired Duaiv to pursue art for a living, encouraging him to blend his passion for the arts and music.
In 2011, Duaiv obtained American citizenship and moved to Florida, where he currently maintains a studio and home. He is an impassioned husband to his wife, Magella, and father to daughters Kalinka and Vlassevskaia.