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Duo Confluence

Barbara Rosnitschek (flute)
Christian Wernicke - (guitar)

„Confluence“ is the „flowing together“ of emotions, characters, ideas, stimulating experiences of two independent musical personalities. Their name is their concept and the resulting forces are fascinating. Both musicians are located in Heidelberg and have received multiple international awards. They know how to bring these confluent spirits to life in their concerts through their energetic performance, rich in nuances and with passionate commitment. According to the press wherever they are on stage their performances impress through intelligent colourful playing. The simbiotic agreement between the soloists can clearly be felt. The duo has been singled out for its technical brilliance, musical insight and stylistic elegance.

>> Biografia Barbara Rosnitschek
>> Biografia Christian Wernicke


With Flute and Guitar in 80 Minutes around the World

As in Jules Verne's "In eighty days around the world" Duo Confluence would like to invite you to join them on a journey around the world - departing of course from Europe with Francaix and Ibert. First stop is the Indian Benares of Ravi Shankar, where they imitate Bansuri flute and sitar. Then they fly over Toru Takemitsu in Japan dreaming of Shakuhachi-flute and koto by the help of the alto flute and scordatura and reach out up to South America to Astor Piazzolla’s Argentinian tangos. This programme shows their sheer enthusiasm in discovering the foreign and exotic. The results of the clash of different cultures are downright infectious.

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Toward the Sea

In Toward the Sea all compositions possess a certain affinity to the sea: “Toward the Sea” is also the title of a piece by Japanese composer Takemitsu. It is an atmospherical incantation of the magical breathing of the sea: the slow movements of the departing and approaching waves. Old tangos stem from the quarters of the harbour in Buenos Aires. Piazzolla’s musical story of the history of this dance is famous and much beloved; Milhaud’s view from the Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro onto the Atlantic Ocean; a Caribic Habanera from Cuba by Ravel. The temperamental South American folklore suits the versatile Duo’s delight in playing.

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