Two t' Suite

Why book Two t' Suite?

Two t' Suite is an extraordinary cello/piano partnership of experienced classical performers that adds beauty and a touch of class to your event . Our combined solo,ensemble and orchestral careers have merged to offer you an elegant repertoire that spans Bach to Beethoven - Sinatra to Sondheim - Gershwin to Gaga-and Purcell to the Piano Guys. Our successful events include romantic weddings and receptions, memorials, galas, graduation parties, ordinations, cocktail hours and dinner parties. Let us play for you the music you love and perform the pieces you request. We can make your special event the beautiful memory of your dreams. We travel with a beautiful full-sized Kawai piano keyboard and our own sound system.

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Julianna Buffum Holmes
951 235 1656


Julianna Buffum Holmes brings a wealth of experience as a performer, teacher and pedagogue. She studied for her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at the University of Southern California. Cello recording performance credits include Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jackson, Jackson Five, Eagles, Olivia Newton John, Dick Halligan, Marty Davich, Waylon Jennings, Jesse Coulter, Dinah Shore and numerous jingles. Live performances for Melissa Manchester, Keely Smith, Eagles, Carole King, Diana Ross, Chuck Mangione, The Jacksons, Gladys Knight, George Benson, Charlie Rich and Barry White.

Solo Cello and Chamber Music performances include a variety of private parties, weddings, and corporate events throughout Southern California. She has served as Principal Cellist for USC Chamber Orchestra, Musique de Chambre, Idyllwild Master Chorale and the Buffum ensemble. Julie has taught music for St Margaret’s Episcopal School and the Quadrille Academy, Cedar Creek Sinfonia and the Wilde Woode String Program. She is the solo cellist for Temple Sinai in Palm Desert. She also is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation, the governing body of the Idyllwild Arts Academy and Summer Program. It's a true joy for her to perform as one of Two t'Suite.

Nelms McKelvain began his advanced musical studies at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1968. In 1972, he returned to his native Texas to study with artist-teacher John Perry at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, Nelms relocated to Los Angeles in 1981 to continue doctoral study with Perry and serve as an assistant lecturer at the University of Southern California. For ten years he pursued a wide variety of musical activities in Los Angeles, including chairing the piano faculty of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music, and musical directing several award-winning equity-waiver musical shows in and around Hollywood. Nelms joined the Music faculty of the Idyllwild Arts Academy in September of 1989 and became Music department chair in 1990. He was appointed Dean of the Arts in 1992 and served in that capacity for sixteen years. Returning to full-time teaching as an Academy piano faculty member in the fall of 2007, Nelms performed with members of the Idyllwild Arts faculty, the LA Opera and the Redlands Symphony for several years. This past June he left the mountain and relocated to Palm Springs to found and direct ARTS-ED PLUS, an independent international college counseling firm for the next generation of college-bound performing artists. He loves performing as half of Two t’Suite.

Repertoire List

Piano Guys Arrangements

(Al Van Der Beek, Jon Schmidt, Steven Sharp Nelson)
  • A Thousand Years, " As performed by The Piano Guys"( David Hodges and Christina Perry)
  • Over The Rainbow / Simple Gifts ( Harold Arlen)
  • Bring Him Home (Schoenberg, Kretzmer, Boublil)
  • Home ( Greg Holden, Drew Pearson)
  • Let It Go ( Kirsten Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez)
  • Batman Evolution ( Danny Elfman)
  • Let It Snow/ Winter Wonderland ( Felix Bernard, Dick Smith)

Pop, Contemporary, Musical Theatre

  • Gabriel's Oboe (Ennio Morricone)
  • All I Ask of You (Andrew Lloyd Weber)
  • The Prayer (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster)
  • At Last (Harry Warren)
  • All Of Me (John Legend)
  • Open Ams (Journey)
  • I Won't Back Down (Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne)
  • Don't Stop (Christine McVie)
  • Dreams (Stevie Nicks)
  • I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton)
  • Somewhere In Time (John Barry)
  • Yesterday (John Lennon/ McCartney)
  • All You Need Is Love
  • All My Loving
  • Penny Lane
  • Get Back
  • Here, There, Everywhere
  • Hey Jude
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • When I'm Sixty Four
  • Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison)
  • Love Is All Around (Reg Presley)
  • Love Me Tender (Elvis Presley, Vera Matson)
  • Some Enchanted Evening (Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein)
  • People Will Say We're In Love
  • When I Fall In Love (Victor Young)
  • Can't Help Falling In Love (George David Weiss, Hugo Peritti, Creatore)
  • Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard)
  • What A Wonderful World (George David Weiss, Bob Thiele)
  • Marry Me (Pat Monahan, David Katz, Sam Hollander)
  • Do you Know The Way to San Jose (Burt Bacharach)
  • One Less Bell To Answer (Burt Bacharach)
  • Moon River (Henry Mancini)
  • Besame Mucho (Consuelo Valezquez)
  • Unforgettable (Irving Gordon)
  • Easy Winners (Scott Joplin)
  • Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter)
  • Love Story (Taylor Swift)
  • Rose (James Horner)
  • Songbird (Christine McVie)
  • All The Way (James Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn)
  • A Whole New World (Menkin/ Rice)
  • Come Fly With Me (Cahn / Van Heusen)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
  • Embraceable You
  • Summertime
  • Oh, Lady Be Good
  • ' S Wonderful
  • A Foggy Day
  • I Dreamed A Dream (Schoenberg)
  • Sunrise, Sunset (Boch)
  • Only Hope (Foreman)
  • Ain't Misbehavin' (Thomas Waller, Harry Brooks, Andy Razof)
  • Strangers In Paradise. (Robert Wright, George Forrest)
  • Some Enchanted Evening (Richard Rodgers)
  • We've Only Just Begun (Nichols/ Williams)
  • Lay Me Down (Smith/ Napier/ Elvin)
  • Human Nature (Bettis/ Porcaro)
  • Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
  • People Will Say We're In Love (Richard Rodgers)
  • Classical

  • Hornpipe (Handel)
  • Canon (Pachebel)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • The Swan (Saint- Saens)
  • Panis Angelicus (Cesar Frank)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Johann Sebastian Bach)
  • Air from Water Music (George Frederick Handel)
  • Trumpet Tune (Henry Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Jeremiah Clark)
  • Bridal Chorus (Richard Wagner)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
  • La Rejouissance. (Handel)
  • To a Wild Rose (Edward MacDowell)
  • Rondeau (Jean Joseph Mouret)
  • O Mio Babbino Caro (Giacomo Puccini)
  • Danube Waves (J. Ivanovici)
  • Waltz (Charles Gounod)
  • Hungarian Dance (Johannes Brahms)
  • Flower Duet (Leo Delibes)
  • Ave Maria (Bach)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Allegro Spring (Vivaldi)
  • Dodi Li (Traditional Jewish)
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim
  • Simon Tov/ Chosen Kalle Mazel Tov (Traditional Jewish)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Christmas and more upon request!