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Duo Domenico - Jonathan Rees and Vladimir Waltham,

Style of ensemble Instrumental

Biography

Period: 1580-1790

Duo Domenico explores the 17th-century music written for the rich diversity of four-, five- and six-stringed bass instruments of the period, as well as the virtuosic showpieces written in the eighteenth century for the instrument which supplanted them - the violoncello.
Named after Domenico Gabrielli, the first composer to publish works naming the violoncello as a solo instrument, the duo delve into his works and those of his contemporaries, and experiment with bizarre tuning systems along the way; they also happily take on the technical — and musical — challenges set by 'cello virtuosi such as Boccherini, Barrière and Abel, ensuring that the upper reaches of the instrument's range are put to good use.
Individually, they intersperse this varied duo repertoire with selected solo suites and other works for cello or viol by J.S. Bach, Abel and others.

Duo Domenico won the Audience Prize at the York International Early Music Competition in 2013, and has since returned to York Early Music Festival, broadcast live on Radio 3, featured in the London Baroque Festival, featured in Bristol's Really Classical Relay and given concerts across Europe.

Sample programme

Main contact name
Jonathan Rees

Postal address
6a Alfred Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 5LE

Telephone Number
+44 (0)7815 079505

Email address
j.w.g.rees@gmail.com

Website address
www.duodomenico.co.uk

Other associated sites
http://www.duodomenico.co.uk/recordings/