Saturday, February 10, 2018

km² | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music, 4th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Manca Dornik, Age 22, accordion
Kalle Hakosalo, Age 23, percussion

Score: 87.84

km² is a duo formed by Slovenian accordionist Manca Dornik (studying at Sibelius-Academy in Finland with prof. Matti Rantanen) and Finnish percussionist Kalle Hakosalo (studying at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Denmark with prof. Gert Mortensen). Found in the summer of 2017, they were brought together by the passion of creating new music for their instrumental combination by collaborating with composers, as well as promoting the existing repertoire. During their short career they've already performed and established concert engagements in Finland, Denmark and France. Their first commission, a duet written by the Japanese composer Mioko Yokoyama, will have its premiere in Strasbourg, France in August-September of 2018.

-"Sayaka" / G. F. Haas / 10"

-"Verstummen" / A. Schlünz / 8"