Duo Vitare is one of the most outstanding cello guitar duets in the world. In the recent years they have made an enormous work on expanding the duets possibilities by commissioning, arranging and rediscovering new works for this unique duet. Acclaimed by both the public and critics alike with their passionate, virtuostic and sincere performances.
Two talented young musicians formed this unique duo in 2005 in Weimar, Germany, during their studies in Hochschule für Musik F. Liszt. Since then they have performed regularly in concert halls and festivals all over Europe. Duo Vitare is continually broadening the repertoire of the cello and guitar duets by commissioning new works from distinguished contemporary composers such as Mauro Godoy Villalobos (SWE), Kai Nieminen (FI), Pertti Jalava (FI), Mansoor Hosseini (SWE), Paula Ptach Dembska (PL), Hafdis Bjarnadottir (ISL), Diego Luzuriaga (ECU/USA) and Ronald M. Pearl (USA) among others.
Since 2012 Duo Vitare has also focused on rediscovering forgotten original cello guitar duets from the 18th and 19th century. As a result, in Autumn 2013, Duo Vitare recorded CD titled "Canzonetta Italiana" in the legendary Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. The CD was released in April 2014 and got many great reviews from around the world. Their latest recording project including music by Ravel, Faure, Brahms, Albeniz and Copland among others will be released in Winter 2019/2020 by an American Clear Note Publications.
Part of Duo Vitares mission is to promote cello-guitar music by making professional music videos. Since 2013 they have released many music video including music by Dusan Bogdanovic, Ernest Bloch and John Williams among others. Their videos have been watched more than 200 000 times.
They are also founders and artistic directors of LUOMUS -Chamber Music Festival and Concerts which took place in Central Finland between 2012-2018.
Artistic grants and awards :
* Finnish Arts Promotion Center
* Finnish-Swedish Culture Foundation
* The Finnish Music Foundation (MES)
* Nordic Culture Point
* Finnish Cultural Foundation
* The Commission Grant Committee of Teosto