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Chapel for Europe
Chapel for Europe
Rue Van Maerlantstraat 22-24
FRIN WOLTER, accordion | Pierre FONTENELLE, cello
Jean-Philippe RAMEAU, Antonio VIVALDI, Dmitri CHOSTAKOVITCH, Sulkhan TSINTSADZE, Astor PIAZZOLLA, García FONS
Duo Kiasma, nomadic and without a musical home port, daringly travels through different stylistic horizons. Through their creativity, spontaneity and modernity, the two young virtuosos Pierre Fontenelle and Frin Wolter surprise their audience by combining the sounds of their respective instruments, the cello and the accordion, in an unclassifiable repertoire, reflecting their transversal vision of the role of the performer in the 21st century.
Initially named Duo Made in Belgium following the meeting of Pierre Fontenelle and Moldovan accordionist Cristian Perciun in Namur (Belgium), the duo performs regularly in Belgium, France and Luxembourg and has been programmed in festivals such as Les Fêtes de Wallonie, the Festival Accordé’Opale, Le Royal Juillet Musical de Saint-Hubert, or Museum Night Fever. In December 2018, the Duo participated in the Christmas Concerts of the Munt and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, the project culminating with the traditional Christmas Concert at the Royal Palace for the Belgian Royal Family.
In September 2019, Cristian Perciun sets off for a new life. After six months of hiatus, the duo comes back to life with Luxembourgish accordionist Frin Wolter. While keeping its original vision, the duo is renamed: Duo Kiasma.
In April 2017, the Duo received a First Prize / Gold Medal at the 6th International Accordion Concours Accordé d’Opale (France) in Chamber Music. Individually, the two musicians are winners of numerous international competitions.