The Twiolins

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biography
The siblings Marie-Luise and Christoph Dingler are specialists in the category violin duo. Raised in a musical environment – grandfather a musical director, mother a Cantor and harpsichordist – they achieved their high level of musicianship and unique sound after years of performing together. Their passion and main objective is not only to perfect the existing repertoire, but also to carry the tradition of “violin duo “into the current times.
Both started to play violin at the age of 7 and participated already 4 years later in „Jugend musiziert“, a nation-wide competition, where they won the first award six times in the following years.

They are winners of Adolf Metzner Foundation, the Heinrich Vetter Foundation, the Kiwanis Club, the Bruno-Herrmann Prize, the European music competition and the International Violin Competition Hofheim, just to mention a few.
As soloists they performed with the German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Baden-Baden, the Brandenburg State Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, the Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès (Barcelona), the New Ideas Chamber Orchestra (Lithuania),the Mannheimer Philharmonic, the Kurpfälzische Chamber Orchestra and appeared several times on TV and radio stations nationally and Internationally(SWR, SWR2, RBB, Center TV, Desh TV and many others).

They performed internationally in India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, France, Lithuania, Austria and Switzerland, at national and international festivals (including cultural summer Nord Hessen, Weilburger Schlosskonzerte, Villa Musica, Musik Erlebnis Munich, Podium Festival Esslingen, Kintai Music Festival Lithuania, Salon Festival Essen, Rhine spring festival) and as guest artists on the cruise ship MS Europa 2.They shared the stage with known artists ‚Spark – the classic band‘ (ECHO – Award winner) and Yuri Revich (icma winner).

Both studied violin with Prof. Bratchkova at the Musikhochschule in Mannheim (diploma of artistic education and solo education) and since then pass their knowledge on to subsequent generations. In 2009 the Twiolins initiated the 1st Crossover Composition Award, to enrich and broaden the repertoire for two violins. In 2012 the Twiolins were awarded the “Helene-Hecht-Preis” for their efforts. 2011 they released the CD VIRTUOSO featuring the winning works, followed by the CD SUNFIRE three years later.

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NameThe Twiolins Founded2009
Home LocationMannheim, Germany
Main languageGerman
Reviews
„THE TWIOLINS“ WAREN TECHNISCH VOLLKOMMEN
2016-09-17 Iserlohner Zeitung, Iserlohn
"Und dann waren da noch „The Twiolins", Marie-Luise und Christoph Dingler. Was dieses Geschwisterpaar als Geigenduo an Klangfarben zauberte, ist schwer in Worte zu fassen. Technisch vollkommen, mit brillantem Ton, viel Temperament und verschmelzendem Zusammenspiel erzählten sie musikalische Geschichten…"
(Rahel Schöttler)
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VON IHNEN GEHT EINE UNGLAUBLICHE MAGIE AUS
2016-07-27 Taunus Zeitung, Oberreifenberg
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Trio, Quartett, Quintett, Sextett – nach oben lassen sich noch weitere kammermusikalische Kombinationen aufführen. Das Duett dagegen ist etwas Rares – und dann noch zwei Violinen, da muss man die Literatur schon suchen. Oder besser gleich in Auftrag geben.


Genau das tut das Duo „The Twiolins", und mit diesem hatten die Grohs wieder einmal etwas ganz Besonderes „an Land gezogen"...

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(F. SALTENBERGER)
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