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UMEDUO (SWEDEN)

April 24, 2017
ZARVAN ENSEMBLE
April 24, 2017
TEHRAN FLUTE CHOIR
April 24, 2017

Members

  • Karolina Ohman violoncello
  • Erika Ohman Percussion

The cello percussion UmeDuo performs internationally with a diverse repertoire and has established itself most innovative young chamber music groups in Sweden. The sisters Karolina Ohman(cello) and Erika Ohman (percussion) play together since 2008 and performed extensively through Europe in venues such as Queen Elisabeth Hall London, Musik instrumenten museum Berlin, Tonhalle Zurich and St. Martin in the Fields London. They have been invited to several renowned festivals including reMusik St Petersburg. Festspiele Zurich, Sound of Stockholm, Tage fur Neue Musik Zurich, GEIGER Gothenburg and Meggenhofen, Austria. UmeDuo is dedicated to expanding the repertoire for cello and percussion and to collaborate with composers from all over the world. They have commissioned and premiered duos by Andre Chini, Leilei Tian, Elena Rykova, Ulrike Mayer-Spohn , Malin Bang, Ricardo Eizirik and Teresa Carrasco among others. In 2010 the duo was awarded the Alumni Forder-prize for artistic projects from the Zurich University of the Arts (Zhdk), and in 2011 they were admitted into the Park Land Group concert agency in London. UmeDuo won the 1st prize at the 2013 Swedish chamber music association competition.This resulted in a one month ling tour throughout Sweden during the 2014-2015 seasons. UneDuo perform tp doverse audiences and is devoted promoting a broader understanding and appreciation of contemporary music. School concerts and workshops with children are therefore important elements of umeDuos activities. In 2017 tours are planned for Paris, Copenhagen and Berlin. During their studies the due received significant musical impulses from musician such as Thomas Grossenbacher, Mike Svoboda and Andres Loguin. UmeDuo greatly acknowledges the support fron Swedish Arts Grants Committee (konstnarsnamnden) and the Swedish Arts Council ( Kulturradet).

PROGRAM

  • Elena Rykova You exist, I am an illusion
  • Mehdi Khayami New work
  • Ulrike Mayer-Spohn fCuV
  • Ricardo Eizirik Re/wind/re/write (fast forward-version, 2014)
  • Alireza Farhang Zamyad
  • Leilei Tian Never-ending Journey
  • Anahita Abbasi New work
  • Simon steen-Andersen Next to beside besides #0+4
  • Stone-Ash Esaias Jarnegard
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