MIKELEIZ-ZUCCHI DUO WON THE 69TH ROSL ANNUAL MUSIC COMPETITION MIXED ENSEMBLE PRIZE ON TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER AND WERE AWARDED £10,000 FOR THEIR EXCEPTIONAL AND COMMITTED PLAYING.
This year’s line-up for the Mixed Ensemble Section Final saw four talented groups take to the stage; Lyrus Winds, the Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo, the Levanto Ensemble and Connaught Brass, who performed to win the £10,000 prize and made for an exciting evening of performances. The adjudicators Sue Dent, Gavin Henderson CBE, Geoff Parkin and Huw Wiggin had the difficult decision of choosing the section winner, who will go onto perform at the Gold Medal Final. ROSL Artistic Director Geoff Parkin commented that “the Mikeleiz-Zucchi have performed exceptionally throughout the competition and their musicianship really showed through in the final, taking an oft-performed piece such as Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango and elevating it to a beautifully atmospheric level”.
Graduates of the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, David Zucchi saxophone and Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade accordion, made their debut concert at the Vale de Cambra Classical Music Festival (Portugal) in 2019, and have gone on to perform across the UK, including as a part of the Purley Classics series and the Daylight Music series at Union Chapel. This unusual combination of instruments formed in the spirit of mutual curiosity and openmindedness, and regularly includes contemporary works and improvisation as a part of programmes.
- 14 September: Brass, Wind and Percussion – winner Marie Sato flute
- 21 September: Singers – winner Milly Forrest soprano
- 28 September: Keyboard – winner Ryan Corbett accordion
- 5 October: Strings – winner Matthias Balzat cello
- 12 October: Ensemble A (Strings) – winners Echéa Quartet
- 19 October: Ensemble B (Mixed) – winners Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo
- 26 October: Overseas Award
- 24 November: Gold Medal Final
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