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Duo Bayanello

Duo Bayanello information. Features a photo gallery, upcoming concerts, video, audio and news about Duo Bayanello (Iosif Purits-accordion, Cecilia Bignall - cello)

One of the most exciting ensembles on the London chamber music scene, Duo Bayanello was created by accordionist Iosif Purits and cellist Cecilia Bignall in 2015. Although a relatively new ensemble, they have already performed at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place Festival, St John’s Smith Square, Moscow International Performing Arts Center as well as 22-date tour across Russia and Siberia together with guitarist Andrey Lebedev.

In 2018 Duo Bayanello has premiered three new works by composers Freya Walley-Cohen, William Marsey and Lise Morrison commissioned by Listenpony for the duo. Following these collaborations, this season they also give world premieres of Lenny Sayers and Cecilia Bignall compositions.

Duo Bayanello were selected as PLG Young Artists in 2015, which lead to recitals at St James’ Piccadilly and St Margaret’s at Westminster Abbey. They were broadcast live from the Southbank Centre on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ as part of the festival ‘Sound Frontiers’ and were featured on BBC2 Proms Extra in 2016.

The duo is keen to collaborate and explore different medias, and create new works of art. In 2016 they performed arrangements of Wagner’s Lieder and improvisations based on these works with composer/ DJ Gabriel Prokofiev at the Southbank Centre. They also appeared alongside Dr. Barnabas Calder at the Royal Institute of British Architecture/Spitalfields Music, exploring the link between music and architecture.

They have received coaching and masterclasses from distinguished soloists Owen Murray, Robert Cohen, Friedrich Lips, Matti Rantanen, Cristoph Richter, Raimondas Sviackevicius, Mie Miki and Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi.