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Style, sympathy, and technical aplomb… it’s doubtful that the Cavatina’s sophisticated and artistic playing could be surpassed.”    — Fanfare

Dedicated soloists and chamber musicians, the Cavatina Duo breaks convention with their combination of instruments. Add to that their daring choices of varied and versatile repertoire, and the result is new sounds, colors and musical phrasings, which in return awakens a high level of emotion and audience response. A Cavatina Duo concert is a musical experience you don’t want to miss.

The Cavatina Duo has captivated audiences with their electrifying performances in such major venues and festivals as Ravinia’s Raising Stars series (Chicago), Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), Aix-en-Provence Summer Festival (France), the National Concert Hall of Taipei (Taiwan), National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing (China), National Flute Convention Gala Concert (USA), the Harris Theater (Chicago), Kolkata International Guitar Festival (India), Foundation Principe Felipe and Palau de la Musica (Spain), among many others.

Radio and television stations in Europe and North America such as WFMT and NPR have broadcast the duo’s performances. They have been the subjects of interviews in international magazines such as Chamber Music America, TodoFlauta (Spain), FluteTalk (USA), Classical Guitar (UK), Guitarra Magazine (web), Soundboard (USA) and Flute—the British Flute Society. They are the first guitar and flute duo to be featured on the covers of both Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) and the cover of FluteTalk (USA) and Ritmo (Spain).

Cavatina Duo has performed with orchestras and string quartets in Europe, USA, India, South Korea and Mexico including the Chicago Sinfonietta, Traverse Symphony, Sarajevo Philharmonic, Daejeon Philharmonic and the Youth Orchestra of Monterrey, Mexico. In 2010 Cavatina Duo gave the world premier of another work commissioned by them from Alan Thomas, “Concerto for Flute, Guitar and Orchestra,” with the Camerata Serbica at the Guitar Art Festival in Belgrade.

Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed as “brilliant” by the British Flute Society magazine. She has performed with principal musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Toronto Symphony orchestras as well with many chamber ensembles, including the Chicago Chamber Musicians, Civitas Ensemble, Chinese Fine Arts Musicians. This season she will collaborate with the Aspen String Trio. Her discography includes seven CDs.

A prize-winner in twenty-four international competitions, Denis Azabagic has been described as a “virtuoso with flawless technique” by Soundboard Magazine. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Chicago and Madrid Symphonies, among many others. Azabagic has collaborated with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, the Civitas Ensemble and the Cuarteto Casals. His discography includes twelve CDs, two DVDs and a manual.

The duo has compiled a substantial number of recordings on the Spanish and North American labels Opera Tres, Cedille, Bridge and Orobroy Records.

Denis Azabagic and Eugenia Moliner are Artists-Faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and teaching associates at the University of Illinois at Chicago, UIC.

“風格、具親和力、沉穩的技巧  …不禁令人懷疑,其純熟與充滿藝術性的演奏誰得以超越”       ~Fanfare雜誌

卡瓦緹娜二重奏是由夫妻檔音樂家—尤金妮亞.莫林內爾(Eugenia Moliner)與丹尼斯.阿薩巴吉克(Denis Azabagic)於1993年所組成。他們不僅是獨奏家,也是室內樂演奏家,更嘗試以不同的樂器組合,開創多樣性與靈活的曲目,使得二重奏產生不同的音樂聲響、色彩及語彙,喚起聽眾高度聽覺感受與情感。卡瓦緹娜二重奏的音樂會是你不能錯過的音樂饗宴。

自1996年贏得荷蘭鹿特丹青年音樂家大賽後,兩人演出邀約不斷,遍及北美,歐洲和亞洲的主要音樂廳及音樂節,如:芝加哥的Ravinia明日之星系列、洛杉磯Da Camera協會、法國Aix-en-Provence夏季音樂節、台灣國家音樂廳、中國北京國家大劇院、美國國家長笛協會晚會、芝加哥哈里斯劇院、印度加爾各答國際吉他藝術節、西班牙菲利普王子基金會及音樂廳等。

歐洲和北美的電台和電視台,如:WFMT 和NPR,都曾播放二重奏的演出。此外,許多國際雜誌,如:美洲室內樂、TodoFlauta(西班牙)、FluteTalk(美國)、古典吉他(英國)、Guitarra(網路),Soundboard(美國)及英國長笛協會等雜誌的專訪報導。而他們更是英國古典吉他、美國FluteTalk及西班牙Ritmo雜誌首次吉他和長笛二重奏的封面人物。

二重奏曾與芝加哥小交響樂團、密西根特拉福斯交響樂團、波士尼亞塞拉耶佛交響樂團、韓國大田愛樂,以及墨西哥蒙特雷青年樂團合作演出。2010年,美國吉他暨作曲家─湯瑪斯(Alan Thomas)委託創作長笛與吉他雙協奏曲,由卡瓦緹娜二重奏與Camerata Serbica樂團於塞爾維亞的貝爾格勒吉他藝術節世界首演。

尤金妮亞‧莫林內爾被英國長笛協會雜誌譽為『擁有極高天賦且才華洋溢的青年音樂家』。她曾與芝加哥交響樂團、鹿特丹愛樂交響樂團及多倫多交響樂團首席們合作演出,也曾與芝加哥室內樂音樂家、斯維塔斯室內樂團、中國藝術協會音樂家及亞斯本弦樂三重奏合作演出,現已發行八張CD。

曾榮獲二十四個國際吉他比賽冠軍的吉他家─丹尼斯‧阿薩巴吉克被美國Soundboard雜誌被形容為“完美無瑕的技術與藝術鑑賞家”。曾擔任獨奏與芝加哥、馬德里交響樂團及其他樂團合作演出,也曾與芝加哥室內樂音樂家、斯維塔斯室內樂團 ,以及西班牙Cuarteto Casals弦樂四重奏合作演出,目前擁有十二張CD、兩張DVD以及一份譜集。

二重奏的錄音由西班牙及北美的Opera Tres、Cedille、Bridge和Orobroy 等唱片公司發行。

莫林內爾及阿薩巴吉克現都任教於羅斯福大學芝加哥表演藝術學院,以及伊利諾大學芝加哥分校。


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