09. July
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

DUO DEL GESÙ (France, Poland)

Arnaud Kaminski, violin
Krzysztof Tymendorf, viola


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), Sonata for Violin and Viola in D major, Hob. VI: 4

Robert Fuchs (1847–1927), Duets for Violin and Viola, Op. 60 (selection)

Franz Schubert (1797–1828), Der Erlkönig, D. 328 (transcription C. G. Wolff)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), Duo for Violin and Viola No. 2 in B-flat major, K. 424

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), Hungarian Dances (selection)

Founded in 2010 by the French violinist Arnaud Kaminski and the Polish violist Krzysztof Tymendorf the group Duo del Gesù won the first prize at the 25th Young Musician International Competition »Città di Barletta«. This success in Italy sparked off the international career of the group including performances all over the world, invitations to international festivals, congresses and seminars, teaching in music workshops, and jury participation at music competitions.

The artists — laureates of numerous international competitions, scholarships and prizes — mastered their skills in Paris, Vienna, Gdańsk and Göteborg, which encompassed study with such chamber music luminaries as Eberhard Feltz, and the quartets, Apollon Musagète Quartett and Quatuor Ebène. Eclectic and ever hungry for new ideas, they have worked with, amongst others, Christoph Hartmann (Berliner Philharmoniker), Bertrand Braillard (Orchestre national d’Île-de- France), Giuseppe Nova, Janusz Wawrowski, Joanna Woś, Tytus Wojnowicz, Antoine de Grolée, Maciej Gański, Bartosz Koziak, and NeoQuartet, as well as with the icon of Polish electronic music Władysław Komendarek.

Duo del Gesù attach particular importance to undiscovered classical-period works. This period is characterized by an untapped legacy of compositions combining the violin with the viola by such composers as Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Ignaz Pleyel, Carl Philipp Stamitz, and the »Paganini of the viola« Alessandro Rolla. In addition, the group performs contemporary and the very latest music including premieres of works dedicated to it by Polish and foreign composers, most notably, Thomas Emmanuel Cornelius, Tadeusz Dixa, and Piotr Jędrzejczyk. From 2012 Duo del Gesù serve as the artistic directors of the Gdańsk Euro Chamber Music Festival, which has been awarded the prestigious 2017-2018 EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) label. The group also conceived the Baltic Coast String Duets Competition, a unique event in Europe for string duets whose aim is to promote young talent as well as the dissemination of duet repertoire.

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