Chamber music: Duo La Mer, Duo Etoiles and Trio Fleurs d'or
Duo La Mer
Claire and Fruzsina recently founded the duo La Mer and together, they explore the similarities and differences between the harp and the piano. This formation is quite rare, and the musicians wish to dust off the existing repertoire and revive pieces that have been forgotten. The arrangement possibilities vary and range from pieces for guitar, piano or harp duets, harp and orchestra to well-known opera arias. The repertoire of Duo la Mer covers many styles and periods: from Vivaldi's music to romantic (Franck) and impressionist music from England (Thomas), France (Ravel), Italy and Spain (Granada), or even popular classical sounds (Greensleeves, Libertango among others). In addition to their concerts, the duo also performs at events such as weddings, christenings and receptions.
Fruzsina Lugosi was born in Szeged (Hungary) into a musical family. After the family moved to Germany at an early age, she learned the violin and participated in the "Jugend Musiziert" competition in various ensembles. She studied piano at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with Professor Bellheim for a Bachelor's degree in pedagogy. In 2018, she obtained her master's degree in pedagogy with Thomas Böckheler, and in 2019 she will obtain a Bachelor's degree in Romance languages at the LMU in Munich. Several masterclasses in Montepulciano (IT), Bad Reichenhall and Budapest gave her new musical perspectives. Fruzsina has regularly accompanied the Ballet Academy of the Musikhochschule in Munich and in 2019 assisted the young Franco-German-Hungarian Philharmonic in Bayreuth. A much sought-after pianist, she accompanies instrumentalists and singers in various ensembles and currently teaches at the Landshut Music School. She performs in concert with her duo partners Firmian Drost (Duo Affamato) and Claire Augier de Lajallet (Duo la Mer), mainly in southern Germany, and translates musicological texts in parallel.
Harpist Claire Augier de Lajallet and flutist Rosalie Tietz founded the Duo Etoiles. They offer a wide and varied program, from Bach to Piazzolla. The two musicians met during their studies in Würzburg, where they played as a duo and a trio with viola. Duo Etoiles can perform in Germany and beyond.
Rosalie Jasmin Tietz, born in 1994 in Böblingen, began her flute studies with Gaby Pas van Riet, with whom she studied until she obtained her artistic degree. She then entered the class of Christina Fassbender, and her studies took her from Münster to Berlin via Würzburg. In 2019 she received her Bachelor's degree from the Universität der Künste Berlin and has since continued to the Master's program. She attended master classes with other teachers: Felix Renggli, Renate Greiss Armin, Hansgeorg Schmeiser, Wally Hase and Andrea Lieberknecht. She performs as a soloist with the Markusorchester Sindelfingen, the Jugendsinfonieorchester Stuttgart and the Stuttgarter Philharmonikern. She was awarded a prize at the "Jugend Musiziert" competition as well as a first prize at the "Great Composers Competition" in London. Rosalie Tietz has been a laureate of the Oskar Karl Forster, Oberstdorfer Musiksommer and Anna Ruths Foundations, and since 2018 of the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation. She plays regularly in many orchestras: Philharmonischen Orchester des Staatstheaters Cottbus, Theater Chemnitz, Jenaer Philharmonie, Kammerorchester der Komischen Oper Berlin, Philharmonie Südwestfalen. She is also an academician at the summer academy of Hundisburg Castle, at the Bachkantatenakademie of Helmuth Rilling, at the Jungen Deutschen Philharmonie and is a guest at several prestigious festivals: Thüringer Bachwochen, Mozartfest Würzburg, Gezeitenfestival and the Aurora Classic Festival in Sweden.
You can listen to some excerpts from Duo Etoiles:
Jean-Sébastien Bach - Sicilienne from the sonata n°2 in E Flat major for flute and basso continuo - Duo Etoiles
Jules Mouquet - Pan et les oiseaux (excerpt) - Duo Etoiles
Trio Fleurs d'or
Harpist Claire Augier de Lajallet, flutist Rosalie Tietz and violist Raphael Tietz recently formed the Trio Fleurs d'or. Their love for this chamber music group led them to get together and develop a varied program, with Claude Debussy's famous Sonata at its core.
You can listen to excerpts from Trio Fleurs d'or:
Ludwig van Beethoven - Serenade (excerpt)
Arnold Bax - Elegiac Trio (excerpt)
Jean-Marie Leclair - Triosonate, Adagio
Claude Debussy - Sonate for flute, viola and harp, 1st movement : Pastorale
Georges Bizet - Carmen, Entr'acte (Excerpt - Transcription for flute, viola and harp: Trio Fleurs d'or)