FOUNDERS AND CONSTANT PARTICIPANTS:
Vitaly Vatulya (saxophone) and Maria Nemtsova (piano) of the VitaDuo have been recognized as one of the most interesting ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. The rare combination of saxophone and piano was formed in 2006, when the Duo won their first Prize at the prestigious festival in Moscow.
After touring and performing for many years around Europe and Russia they founded the famous “Music for Peace” project.
Le Temps magazine in Tunisia said after one of their performances:
“The Duo plunges audience in the shock with their virtuosity, ensemble quality and one breath for two; the two artists have offered a moment of pure delight where the emphasis was on the encounter between past and present through compositions that fought for the force and beauty” .
Constantly in search of new music, arrangements and diverse directions for the classical saxophone repertoire, they have performed in more than 50 cities all over the world such as Moscow (Russia), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Prague (Czech Republic), Tunis (Tunisia), Yerevan (Armenia), Tbilisi (Georgia), Vienna (Austria), Belgrade (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro) and others.
As individuals, their careers have seen concerts all over the world.
Maria has won many international piano competitions and has played in such halls as Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London), National Centre of Performing Arts (Beijing), Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre and others.
Vitaly is the winner of more than 15 prestigious international saxophone competitions, has performed in the Moscow International House of Music, the Great Conservatoire hall, Philharmonic Concert Hall in Vilnius, Bruckner House in Linz and others.
VitaDuo has released two CD’s for OClassica records (2012) and for “Bomba-Piter” (2015).
VitaDuo has performed and lectured across the Europe, including performances at festivals such as “DAM Festival“ in Kosovo, “Contrasts” (Ukraine), “Slavic Spring” (Czech), “SaxArte” (Italy), “Autumn in Carthage” in Tunis, “Primavera Classic”, International Rachmaninov`s Festival in Tambov (Russia), A Tempo (Montenegro) and others.
VitaDuo has a varied collection of classical and contemporary masterpieces of chamber music in their repertoire, which is always a new and exciting experience for the audience.