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Category: Music


Recital of the Axoum duo for two marimbas, inspired with compositions by Fryderyk Chopin.

Music by the Axoum duo: unlimited sound possibilities of marimba combined with the lyrical music by Fryderyk Chopin trigger unusual musical experience. The programme is based on the most beautiful compositions by Fryderyk Chopin in unexpected arrangements by Gabriel Collet.
Prelude in D-flat major Op.28 No.15
Prelude in E minor Op.28 No.4
Nocturne in C-sharp minor  
Mazurka in G minor Op.67 No.2

AXOUM DUO is a unique in the world duo for two marimbas performing and developing for years in an unchanged form. It was set up in 2000 in Paris by Elwira Ślązak and Gabriel Collet. The duo represents virtuoso performances of the compositions for film music, modern music, classical compositions transcriptions as well as compositions by Gabriel Collet. Artists have been awarded prizes in international competitions, they graduated from prestigious European Universities. They perform regularly in Europe and Asia and they deliver master courses. They are invited to the jury of the 4th Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium taking place in July 2011.

Technical requirements
Sound system: 2x2 capacity microphone 

Previous executions of the project
the 2nd Jerzy Waldorff Summer Festival in Radziejowice, July 2010;
Mineral Water Drinking Spa in Duszniki-Zdrój, the 65th International Fryderyk Chopin Festival, August 9, 2010, at 11.00 am.

Organized by
Axoum Duo

Contact details
ul. Wasiutyńskiego 9
00-707 Warszawa
Phone: (+48) 692 328 245
e-mail: axoum(at)