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Duo Furioso

Cello

Urška Horvat, Helena Svigelj
South East

Bio

Duo Furioso is recognized for their intensely expressive music making, personal character of playing and exceptional virtuosity. The group consists of prizewinning young cellists Helena Švigelj and Urška Horvat from Slovenia. They started playing together during their postgraduate studies in Belgium in 2013, under the mentorships of David Cohen and Eric Chardon. From the very beginning, they held many appearances on stage and they were invited to take part in ”Fêtes de Wallonie” in 2013 and 2014. In July 2015 they debuted in a beautiful Union Hall in Maribor at Festival Lent, one of the most prestigious festivals in Slovenia. In 2018, they were invited to play at the Go!Cello Festival in Cutty Sark, organized by the London Cello Society, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and the National Maritime Museum. They have appeared in venues including Old Royal Naval Chapel in Greenwich (The Chapel of St Peter and St Paul), Judi Dench Theatre, Charlton House, Windsor Old Court, The Omnibus Theatre, Lighthouse (Poole’s Centre for the Arts), Union Hall in Maribor (Slovenia), among others. Throughout the years, they have been very keen on working with young composers of their generation, commissioning new works and expanding the repertoire for this formation. Their passion for playing chamber music has always been their principal way to express.