Tuesday 15 October 2019 7:30PM

AKMI duo

Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2019


  • AKMI duo
  • Valentine Michaud saxophone
  • Akvile Sileikaite piano

AKMI Duo was formed when Valentine Michaud, from France, and Akvile Sileikaite, from Lithuania, met in Switzerland in 2015 at Zurich University of the Arts while studying for their Masters as a saxophone soloist and piano accompanist. They are truly passionate about modern and contemporary music, performing with undisguised joy.

  • Supported by Swiss Cultural Fund UK, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Migros Culture Percentage talent promotion and Presence Switzerland
  • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
        • Sonata for clarinet and piano
  • William Albright (1944-1998)
        • Sonata for saxophone and piano
  • Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)
        • Sonata in F Op. 11 No. 4
  • Kevin Juillerat (b.1987)
        • L’Etang du Patriarche, in memoriam Mikhail Bulgakov
  • François Borne (1840-1920)
        • Fantaisie brillante on themes from Bizet's 'Carmen'

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