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Marjan Hellraeth  |  Managing Director

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Email: marjan.hellraeth@aulos.be

 

Ann Geerts  |  Promotion & Administration

Tel: +32 478 87 94 17 

Email: ann.geerts@aulos.be

 

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MazikDuo

Ann Geerts

The friendship between the two performers, who make up MazikDuo, existed prior to the duo's creation. Tolo Genestar (clarinet) and Marc Susmi (piano), both born in 1991 graduated the Conservatorio Superior del Liceo de Barcelona in 2013, where Mark was garlanded with first prize at the end of his degree. Their respective teachers were Isaac Rodríguez and Miquel Ferrer.

With the aim of polishing their musical prowess, Tolo continued his studies at the National Conservatory in Nice (France) by taking masters in Classical Music Performance; Marc went on to specialize as a harpsichord player in the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).

They have both gone on to win many prizes as soloists, Tolo was presented with first place in the Arjau 2015 clarinet prize and a place in the final at the International Birkfeld competition in 2015 in Austria, however, his greatest achievement came in 2016 when he was awarded the Special UNESCO prize in Barcelona. As a result of this, he went on to tour Mozart's K622. Meanwhile, Marc was also presented with the first prize in both Vilafranca and in the Concours International de Cuivres Anciens (Toulouse, 2016) together with the Dichos Diabolos ensemble.

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Jewish Life came into being just after this period studded with personal successes. It is the point at which maturity, stylistic prowess, and ambition have all merged to open up new horizons. 

Jewish Life is a fusion of the ´classical' and the ‘actual’. It unites the tradition of classical music with the sounds of world music.
 

MazikDuo Tolo Genestar, clarinet Marc Sumsi, piano Summary video: Live at Palau de la Música Catalana (Barcelona, October 2018) www.mazikduo.com Follow us on FB and Instagram! @mazikduo
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MazikDuo from left to right:
Marc Sumsi, piano
Tolo (Bartolomeo) Genestar, clarinet
Extended biography ESP-CAT-ENG

Website MazikDuo


PROGRAMS

1. Jewish Life, portraits of the past (+/-70')

•    Quatuor pour la fin du temps - Olivier Messaien
III.Abîme des oiseaus
•    Sonata for clarinet and piano Op.28 - Mieczyslaw Weinberg
I. Allegro - II. Allegretto - III. Afagio
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•    Fantasy Klezmer - Marcel Saurer
•    From Jewish Life - Ernest Bloch
I. Prayer - II. Supplication - III. Jewish Song
•    Sonatina for Klezmer clarinet and piano - Paul Schoenfield
•    Sholem Alekhem, rov Feidman! - Béla Kovács

2. Clariforte - from Europe to America (+/-90')

•    Fantasiestücke Op. 73 - Robert Schumann
I. Zar und mit Ausdruck - II. Lebhaft, Leicht - III. Rasch und mit Feuer
•    Andante et Allegro - Ernest Chausson
•    From Jewish Life - Ernest Bloch
I. Prayer - II. Supplication - III. Jewish Song
•    Czardas - Vittorio Monti
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•    Three pieces for Clarinet and piano - Paquito D’Rivera
I. Contradanza - II. Habanera - III. Vals Venezolano
•    3 preludes - George Gershwin
•    The Cape Cod Files - Paquito D’Rivera
I. Benny @ 100 - II. Bandoneón - III. Chiquita Blues
•    Sholem Alekhem, rov Feidman! - Béla Kovács

Kugoni Trio

Ann Geerts

The Kugoni Trio have been highly respected guests in concert halls both in Belgium and abroad since their founding in 2010. They owe this not only to their unique blend of piano, violin and saxophone, but also to their energetic performances and their passionate search for new repertoire.

The trio is a frequent guest in many Belgian cultural centres and have already performed in the Palais de Beaux-Arts and Flagey in Brussels, the Academiezaal in Sint-Truiden, AMUZ in Antwerp and the Concertgebouw in Bruges.
The Kugoni Trio have also performed at Iedereen Klassiek (Bruges), the Cultuurmarkt (Antwerp), KlaraFestival (Brussels), BumaClassical (Utrecht) and the Festival Van Vlaanderen. Abroad, the Kugoni Trio have already given concerts in Germany, France and the Netherlands.

They are particularly interested in Belgian works and have been an active source of inspiration for Belgian contemporary composers. The Trio commissions several works each year and has already given the first performances of works by Erik Desimpelaere, Jeroen d’Hoe, Hanne Deneire, Wilfried Westerlinck, Benjamien Lycke, Paul Steegmans, Jan Van Landeghem and Jan-Hendrik Van Damme.

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The Kugoni Trio took part in the CD Mockingbird (2015) of works by the Belgian composer Wilfried Westerlinck and also collaborated on the CD Fingerprints (2016) with the Componisten Archipel Vlaanderen (ComAV), Radio Klara and Flanders Arts Institute. The trio now presents its own artistic profile and policy for the first time with its debut CD Timelapse (2016).

The Kugoni Trio has recorded for Radio Klara, Musiq3 and Radio4 (NL) and has also appeared on the TV channels Cultuur7 and Canvas. They were awarded first prize in the Supernova 2014 and Forte Limburg 2015 competitions. The trio was a resident ensemble for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons at SWUK Flanders.

The bright prospects ahead of this young ensemble include more concerts, more first performances and more collaborations with contemporary composers.
 

Kugoni Trio from left to right:
Kurt Bertels, saxophone
Nicolas Dupont, violin
Bert Koch, piano

Click on each name to view extended biography.

PROGRAMS

1. BE Kugoni 3.0  (focus on Belgian composers)

•    Ward De Vleeschhouwer - Warakun (dedicated to Kugoni Trio, 2017)
•    Mathias Coppens - Creation
•    Guillaume Lekeu - Adagio molto espressivo pour 2 violons, V. 33
•    Jeroen d’Hoe - Creation
•    Marcel Poot - Sarabande (from Pygmalion Suite) - (arr. Kurt Bertels)
•    Wim Henderickx - Creation

2. CLASSICS Revisited 3.0

•    Astor Piazzolla - Primavera Porteña (from  Las Cuatros Estaciones Porteñas) (arr. Kugoni Trio)
•    Dimitri Shostakovich - Five pieces for two violins and piano (arr. Kugoni Trio)
•    Eddy Flecijn - Trance (dedicated to Kugoni Trio, 2017)
•    Charles Koechlin - Epitaphe de Jean Harlow
•    Alexei Igudesman - Take it to eleven
•    Kristina Arakelyan - Two pieces for violin, saxophone and piano (dedicated to Kugoni Trio, 2017)
•    Jan Van Landeghem - Musette (dedicated to Kugoni Trio, 2016)