Duplexity concerts launches a new duo with the guitarist and composer Jonas Khalil at the Bridging Arts Festival with a concert at the Germanisches National Museum in Nuremberg, Germany.
“Two for Tango” présents a new transcription of Astor Piazzolla’s History of the Tango. This exceptional concert took place in September 2020 between two Covid-19 lockdowns. A selection from the concert will be available soon.
Elissa Cassini launched her “Ré-sonances” project during the lockdown and offered musical moments to residents of local retirement homes.
Elissa Cassini with the composer Kaija Saariaho during
the run of “Moving Numbers” at the CNDC in Angers.
Following the successful run, Kaija encouraged Elissa to
record her “Frises” for violin and electronics. Thus was born
“Ré-sonances”. Duplexity is currently producing a CD of the
The program was also broadcast on Angers TV during the
lockdown in March 2020.
Duplexity Concerts performed in the famous Sala Cecilia Meireles in Rio de Janeiro and at the Artes Vertentes Festival in Tiradentes in Brazil with its “Myths and Memory” program with the pianist, Luis Gustavo Carvalho in July and August, 2019.
An avant-premier performance was given at Black House in Montreal for the opening of their music season in November, 2017.
Bruce Hodges attends the recital at New York’s National Sawdust on 29 June 2019
Duplexity Concerts presents an evening of Spanish, Argentine and Brazilian music with four musicians among whom, the Brazilian guitarist, Daniel Marques. The program opened the “Résonances St. Martin” series at the Collégiale St. Martin in Angers in March 2019. “Elissa Cassini and her Duplexity Project plumbed the depths of Latin music in a breathtaking, borders-breaking evening.”
Le Courrier de l’Ouest, March 9, 2019.
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Duplexity at the National Sawdust in New York in 2019 with cellist Ashley Bathgate.
“An imaginatively conceived récital”
The Strad Magazine
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Following the founding of Duplexity Concerts in France in February 2018, Duplexity also received official recognition of its “Non-profit Organization” status in the State of New York in June 2019. This successful creation of Duplexity Concerts’ Amercian counterpart was made possible thanks to the help of a lawyer, who is a patron of the Metropolitan Opera and a supporter of the arts in all their forms.
The highpoint of the evening fundraiser was the toast with the prestigious Coulée de Serrant wine from Savennières, offered as a symbol of the high quality artistic bridges Duplexity promises to create between Anjou and New York, France and the USA.
Les Boîtes-à-Culture in Bouchemaine, France welcomed Elissa Cassini for a solo récital in June, 2018. The violinist chose to present her “Ré-sonances” program in an avant-premier performance. The program had been recently recorded at the highly regarder Studio Ansermet in Geneva and is now in production by Duplexity Concerts.
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The Fine Arts Museum of Angers invited Duplexity Concerts to play for its nighttime public viewing in May 2018. Duplexity invited Eric-Maria Couturier, cellist with the Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris, and Claudine Simon (Piano Machine) from Lyon, to play three sets, varying solos, duos and trios from classical to contemporary in an immersive evening of music for the museum-going public.
The Italian Theater at Columbia University in New York invited Duplexity Concerts and its program, Reinventing Bach, with the flutist Roy Amotz in March, 2018: also with the American premiers of “Folia” for violin and “Ravine” for flute, by Stefano Gervasoni.
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Elissa Cassini with the composer Missy Mazzoli at the annual Gala for the MATA Festival in New York in January 2018. Their shared interests contributed in part to the initial concept of creating new, polyphonic works for violin and electronics that Elissa has incorporated into her own compositions in her Synchronies récital program.
2017-2018 edition of Angers’s Municipal magazine
“Duplexity, with its opening to the world, hasn’t kept Elissa from
returning to her Angevin home.”
“From America to the vineyards of Savennières”
“Duplexity embodies the notions of sharing and discovery.”
NYC House Concert a private concert given by Noah Bendix-Balgley, Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and Elissa Cassini for Duplexity Concerts in New York in 2017.
Elissa talks about the beginnings of her Duplexity project and especially about her duo with the famous Angevin, Thylacine, at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris in 2015.