Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances (Duo Musiciens Libres)
Guitar and harp transcription of the well-known piano piece by Bartók.
Chopin: Nocturne in c sharp minor op. posth. (No. 20)
Erzsébet Seleljo and Anasztazia Razvalyaeva met at the doctoral school of the Liszt Academy of Music. For one of the doctoral recitals they performed a duo written for saxophone and harp, this collaboration was the initiative of the formation of Duo SeRa. The repertoire of this unique duo originates from the middle of the 20-th century, but Duo SeRa is committed to performing a wide variety of repertoire including transcriptions of works ranging from reneissance to the early 20-th century and commissions dedicated to them. In 2014 they started off a project titled Encounters, every year they premier new works dedicated to the duo by prominent Hungarian composers such as Péter Zombola, Márton Levente Horváth, Angrás Gábor Virágh, Péter Tornyai and many others, paired with songs by John Dowland. Duo SeRa have performed at the Kapolcs Valey of Arts, Bartók Radio live broadcast programme, numerous concert venues in Budapest, and several rural cities as well, Debrecen, Szeged, Győr and Szombathely, naming just a few of them. Their first trip abroad leads them to St Petersburg, performing at the International Academy Festival.
Saxophone & Harp - Duo SeRa
Duo Musiciens Libres
Anastasia Razvalyaeva - harp Miklós Környei - guitar
Photo by Zsófia Raffay
Erzsébet Seleljo - saxophone Anastasia Razvalyaeva - harp
Photo by Andrea Felvégi
Saxophone & Harp - Duo SeRa
Duo SeRa (live recording) Anastasia Razvalyaeva, harp Erzsébet Seleljo, saxophone
Excerpts of a saxophone and harp chamber music concert 26 October 2014, Budapest, Bartók Radio Sound engeneered by Miklós Lukács
Erzsébet Seleljo and Anasztazia Razvalyaeva met at the doctoral school of the Liszt Academy of Music. For one of the doctoral recitals they performed Gustav Bumcke's Notturno for saxophone and harp, this collaboration was the initiative of the formation of Duo SeRa (first named DuoArsE). Besides the original repertoire they decided to make their own transcriptions and also started off a project titled Encounters, which included 21st century compositions written by Miklós Maros, András Gábor Virágh, Levente Márton Horváth, Péter Zombola and Árpád Solti dedicated to the duo and songs by John Dowland which they had arranged themselves. The premiere took place at FUGA Budapest in April 2014, then in August that year they performed the programme at the Valley of Arts in Kapolcs and in 2015 February the duo takes this programme to several rural cities in Hungary. In April 2015 they premiered a new set of works composed for them in the program "Encounters 2". They are also keen on youth education, they have worked together with Győző Lukácsházi playing and introducing their instruments to children.
Photos by Fruzsina Biczó and Rebeka Drahos
Anastasia Razvalyaeva harpist
photo by Gaya Arutyunyan
Scarlatti: Sonata in E major K.380 (ML guitar-harp duo)
Terényi: Jazz Harp Concerto 2nd mvt.
Walter-Kühne: Fantasy on the themes from...
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