Duo Amaral Zöllner

Heloisa Amaral, piano & Eva Zöllner, accordion

zöllner amaral schmal

Art-Oliver Simon (1966) Wand (2016)
Marina Poleukhina (1989) 
Tregadum (2011)
Alexander Khubeev (1986) 
Phobos und Deimos (2012)  
Younghi Pagh-Paan (1945)  Silbersaiten IV (2010)
José Maria Sanchez- Verdu (1968) Jardín azul (2010)
Further composition commissions in preparation

Heloisa Amaral (BRA/NO) studied piano, historical keyboards and conducting in Freiburg (DE) and Oslo. Her early interest for contemporary experimental music has led to collaborations with composers and sound artists such as Helmut Lachenmann, Natasha Barrett, Simon Steen-Andersen, Johannes Kreidler, Alvin Lucier, Phil Niblock, Jan St Werner or Marina Rosenfeld. A former member of asamisimasa, Heloisa currently performs as soloist and chamber musician, with Duo Hellqvist/Amaral, Duo Amaral/Zöllner and Ensemble neoN. Recent performances (2016) include concerts at ZKM, Casa da Musica, Tschaikovsky Saal Hamburg, De Bijloke and Mata Festival. Recent releases: NEON at GRAPPA, Lush Laments for Lazy Mammals with Håkon Stene on Hubro. Upcoming concerts include commissions by Marina Rosenfeld and Joanna Bailie for Only Connect 2018. In addition to her work as a performer, Heloisa is active as teacher, curator and artist-researcher. Between 2011-2012, she curated the concert series of Ny Musikk. From 2012 to 15 she programmed the Ultima Academy and other mediation activities at the Oslo Ultima Contemporary Music Festival. Since 2016, she tutors at the Summer Courses for New Music Darmstadt. Currently, Heloisa works as international network manager for the Ultima Festival while at the same time pursuing a PhD in artistic research at the Orpheus Institute (BE).

Eva Zöllner studied classical accordion in Cologne and Copenhagen and is one of the most active accordionists of her generation. As internationally acclaimed soloist she appears in projects ranging from experimental solo performances to concerts with renowned ensembles. An important part of her work is the close cooperation with composers of her generation. She has premiered more than 100 new works for her instrument. Lately she is particularly interested in the potential of the accordion within electro-acoustic music and multimedia art. Eva is based in Germany and lives as a nomadic musician, travelling around the world to explore her instrument in different cultures and contexts.