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
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).