Eva Curth & Eva Zöllner

“Welcome to heaven, here is your harp!“ … „Welcome to hell, here is your accordion!“.
Gary Larson ´s cartoon draws two instruments in their milieu.
Harpist Eva Curth and accordionist Eva Zöllner prove that the two instruments, though very different at first glace, work very well together and take their audience on a journey beyond musical prejudices.

Oliver Frick (1971): AuCONtrAIRe (2006)
John Cage (1912-1992) chess pieces (1944)
Stepha Schweiger (1964) Engel (2011)
Szene für Harfe, Akkordeon & Tonband
Perttu Haapanen (1972) Nuances (2000)
Thomas Stapel (1964): Notturno (2014)
für Akkordeon, Sprechstimme und Harfe
Helmut Zapf (1956) Winter (1996)
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The Slide Show Secret

John Eckhardt, double bass & Eva Zöllner, accordion

The Slide Show Secret was founded in 2004 by German accordionist Eva Zöllner and Icelandic double-bassist Kristján Orri Sigurleifsson. In 2008 John Eckhardt took over the part of the double bassist. Both musicians have a special interest and experience in contemporary music and are attracted by the many unexplored sound possibilities of their instruments. The duo´s cooperation with composers, cultural institutions, other musicians and artist leads to a creative exchange of ideas and is inspiration for an artistic work of high quality and intensity.

John Cage (US, 1912-92) Thirteen Harmonies (1985)
Sidney Corbett (1966) Fremde Rosen (2006*)
Ingi Gardar Erlendsson (1980) Molar (2005*)
Matthias Kaul (1949) Salty (2008*)
Reso Kiknadze (1960) Graphonyme (2008*)
Ivo Nilsson (1966) Doppelzimmer (2006*)
Helmuth Oehring (1961) Plath, S (1998/2005)
Tomi Räisänen (1976) Inside a mechanical clock (2008*)
Steingrimur Rohloff (1971) Archetyp (2005*)
[zygote]: complicity simplex (2010*)
Mic Spencer: intervolve (2010*)
Haukur Tomasson (1960) Reaction (2007*)
Helmut Zapf (1955) Winter (1999)
* commissioned and premiered by The Slide Show Secret



Frauke Aulbert, voice (Hamburg)
Shanna Pranaitis, flute (Chicago)
Eva Zöllner, accordion (Montabaur)
Francisco Castillo Trigueros, electronics (New York City)

visit the collect/project website
for tour dates, videos and more!

Collect/Project emerges from a pool of todays highly skilled contemporary music interpreters, versed not only in classical and experimental performance techniques but also steeped in popular and folkloric music traditions. Collect/Project members seek more than mere interpretation and perfect fulfillment of a score. We seek the music within the music. We seek creative subtlety to free orthodox interpretations and reveal novel nuances. Performing not only works which deploy the creativity of the performer beyond what might be considered normal boundaries, but also taking the liberty of re-creating or re- arranging a work in new ways which still serve the original creative intent of the composer.

Collect/Project believes the art of interpretation is a fundamental component in the creation of music, for which the score can only be a reminiscence. Music in the western world is mostly a result of co-production: performers are in need of composers and vice versa. One would not exist without the other. The collection and projection of the music hidden within a score requires dedicated work of a most sensitive musician to give life to what existed, however intangible, before the committing to paper, and not merely reproduce the symbols on the paper. Collect/Project believes the art of music is desperate for interpreters with courage for such performances.

Duo Amaral Zöllner

Heloisa Amaral, piano & Eva Zöllner, accordion

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

with Heloisa Amaral in Berlin

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).


Link to trio homepage
Stefan Kohmann, extended vibraphone
Eva Zöllner, accordion
Ingo Weiß, saxophone

Kohmann / Zöllner / Weiss had their first and fortunate musical encounter on a former missile launching site in the western woods of Germany.
Since then, driven by their different musical backgrounds from contemporary classical music, jazz and free improvisation, they have a blast riding through the atmospheres of multi-layered structures and dense vibrations. The unusual hybrid of accordion, saxophone and vibraphone leads to an exceeding blend of sound and gesture.

Their latest album “psycho-country-core” was released in October 2018.

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A & O

Eva Zöllner and organist Kerstin Petersen have performed together since 2009 as Duo A & O. In concert halls and churches all over Europe they present the expressive, multi-colored sound possibilities of their instruments. Unconventional and subtle they draw connections between old and newly composed music. In this interplay accordion and organ merge into a unique ensemble, a gigantic wind instrument that creates fascinating sound worlds.

Repertoire (selection)
Ana Szilágyi: Töne Formen Farben (2021)
Ruta Paidere: und endlich der Tanz (2019)
Carsten Hennig: Statuette. Berichterstattung IV (2018)
Matthias Drude: Die dreifache Schnur (2018)
Knut Müller: NiN-LiL (2011)
Oxana Omelchuk: die Bäume wachsen in den Himmel nicht (2009)       
Lina Tonia The Sound of Ganymede (2022)
Thomas Beimel: Sonata (communio) (2007)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonate c-moll op. 65, arr. A & O
J. S. Bach: Contrapunctus 1 & 3, Kunst der Fuge, arr. A & O
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Sol Sol La Sol Fa Mi a 8 arr A&O

Organeum, Orgelpark Amsterdam, orgelARTmuseum Rhein-Nahe, Akkordeon Akut Festival Halle, Hochschulen für Kirchenmusik Herford & Dresden, Sächsischer Musikbund, Orgelakademie Stade, Vision Kirchenmusik, Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz, Documenta 15 u.a.


Verena Wüsthoff, recorders & Eva Zöllner, accordion
link to duo website
Windspiel | Duo für Neue Musik was founded in 2000 by Verena Wüsthoff and Eva Zöllner. Both musicians are dedicated to the performance of contemporary music and they work passionately to explore and advance their instruments´ repertoire and to present it in new contexts. Since more than 20 years they surprize the public with lively and authentic interpretations.

listen to Windspiel – Duo für Neue Musik at Soundcloud

Repertoire (selection)
Juan Jose Barcenas: micropersuasion (2008) *WP
Diana Cemeryte: TePraII (2017) *WP
Georgina Derbez: La forca, il sparvier (2007) *WP
Arturo Fuentes: GETMOVE (2011/12) *WP
Beat Gysin: Anor (2006) *WP acc/rec/tape
Keiko Harada: Third Ear Deaf (2002)
Toshio Hosokawa: Birds Fragments IIIb (2002)
Raphael Languillat: Pietà (Black) (2017) *WP
Simon Vosecek: Durst! (2012) *WP



Link to duo website
Clarinettist Heather Roche and accordionist Eva Zöllner are two of contemporary music’s most versatile and adaptable voices. Known for their independent travels in experimental performance and extended techniques, the duo come together in concerts of constantly changing aesthetics and approaches. Adventurous music making, creative risk-taking and innovation characterize their work. In cooperation with composers from different parts of the world they create a new and exciting repertoire and bring it on stage.

Duo references:
Gaudemus Music Week (NL), Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (D), Achtbrücken Festival (D), MACBA Barcelona (ES), Biennale di Venetia (IT), Mixtur Festival (ES), Tripclubbing Köln (D), SARC Belfast, University of Leeds, University of York, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Dias de Musica Electroacustica (P) Bludenzer Tage Zeitgemässer Musik (AT), CMMAS (MEX)

Repertoire (selection)
Rachel Beja (1984) Petrichor (2020)
Alican Çamcı (1989),  urban scene (2018) with electronics
Georgina Derbez (1968) Força d´Amor in quel uccel (2008)
Farzia Fallah (1980), the expanded moments (of being) (2018)
Christopher Fox (1955), On Tranquility (2019)
Lina Järnegard (1979) In wind, waiting and water (2020)
William Kuo (1990), tubular living (2018)
Miki Manabe (1988)   Beat – time vibration (2020)
Patricia Martinez (1973), out of sight (2018) cl, acc, light
Isabel Mundry: Spiegelbilder (1996)
Luis Antunes Pena (1973), THE HUNTER (2017)
Alessandro Perini (1983) Phase/Perspective (2020)
Eleni Ralli (1984), Blue (2018)

Johann Svensson (1983) double dubbing (firefly song) (2020) 
Elnaz Seyedi (1982), Nach neuen Meeren (2018)
Pierre Alexandre Tremblay (1975), asinglewordisnotenough4 (2015)

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