The following excellent duos are represented by Tashmina Artists. Please do also review the other instrumentalists on our roster, all of whom collaborate with many other highly respected musicians.

Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

As students of the late Yonty Solomon at the Royal College of Music, Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi met in 2003 and since then have had a thriving duo partnership, giving concerts throughout the UK, Europe and Japan.

Karina Lucas ref 17 please credit Peter Walsh

Mezzo Soprano

Karina Lucas trained primarily at the Royal Northern College of Music and continued her studies at the National Opera Studio. As a Park Lane Group Young Artist Karina made her debut at the Purcell Room in January 2007 with duo partner Simon Lane, since when she has given recitals at festivals and venues such as Leeds Lieder Festival, Ripon Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Square and Oxford Lieder. Karina recently sang her first Das Lied Von Der Erde with the Mahler Players.

Daniel Rowland (violin) and the superb Serbian/French cellist Maja Bogdanovic form this exceptional duo.

Mezzo Soprano and Guitar

Karina and Rory present a wonderful programme of English and Spanish songs. See the clips from a recent concert on their videos page.

Violin and Piano

Canadian violinist Katie Stillman and English pianist Simon Lane began their musical partnership whilst studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and celebrated their 10th Anniversary year as a duo in 2015.

Rowland Mesirca Duo

Daniel Rowland (violin) and Alberto Mesirca (guitar)

Daniel Rowland and Alberto Mesirca met at the Kuhmo Festival some years ago and discovered a shared love of the transparent, lyrical and colourful repertoire for violin and guitar.

Huw Wiggin (saxophone) and Oliver Wass (harp)

Saxophone and Harp

Having been invited to give a concert of music for saxophone and harp, which was then extremely well received, Huw and Oliver decided to form a regular duo. They will also be collaborating with pianist and organist Timothy End in future seasons.

Karel Bredenhorst and Simon Callaghan first met in 2013 when they collaborated at the Whittington Chamber Music Festival. A strong friendship developed and Duo Verzaro now gives regular recitals in the UK and on the continent. Their debut CD, recorded in Cervo, Italy, was released in September 2016 and their second recording followed in December 2017.

Montenegrin Guitar Duo

Goran Krivokapić and Danijel Cerović

The Montenegrin Guitar Duo is frequently invited to eminent international venues around the world, such as Saint Petersburg Philharmonia Hall in Russia, Manuel de Falla Hall in Madrid and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Violin and Piano

The Rowland Kudritskaya partnership brings together two of the most exciting, adventurous and colourful artists performing today. They have released two CDs to great acclaim.

Katie Stillman and Simon Lane 

violin and piano

“Stillman and Lane…...combined tenderness, wistful nostalgia and red-blooded passion in an interpretation of terrific distinction and compelling emotional force.” The Daily Telegraph

“it took only a few bars of the Beethoven C minor Sonata from pianist Simon Lane to sense that I was going to hear a real partnership with violinist Katie Stillman” The Strad

“sensitive and passionate musicianship matched by an excellent technique, the result being utterly persuasive performances” Philip Dukes

“panache and authority” The Strad

"the Canadian violinist Katie Stillman and the pianist Simon Lane offered alert, sensitive and mature performances” The Independent

“Stillman and Lane held their nerve and revealed exemplary technique in Lutoslawski’s explosive and fiendishly testing Subito” The Times

"Stillman’s subtle tone and clever choice of tempos were complimented by Lane’s piano part – he proved an inspired partner with some highly polished playing" Bristol Evening Post


Rowland Mesirca Duo 

Violin and Guitar

“Rowland and Mesirca supply sparkling, virtuosic performances”
“the finest performances I’ve ever heard” American Record Guide

“presented with uncommon sensibility and unmatched timbre palette” Seicorde Magazine

Rowland Kudritskaya Duo 

Violin and Piano

“Daniel Rowland has a powerful, glamorous tone, gleaming at the top and throaty and rugged down at the bottom, and Natacha Kudritskaya matches him every bar of the way for passion, fantasy and precision.” Gramophone Magazine, Richard Bratby

“Among the very finest performances of all three [Enescu] works that I have heard” American Record Guide, Joseph Magil

“Authenticity you might expect to hear from violinists such as Ivry Gitlis, Ida Haendel, Isaac Stern…” Fanfare Magazine

“Daniel Rowland and Natacha Kudritskaya prove to be the perfect partnership and give an exquisite performance” BBC Music Magazine, Elinor Cooper

“Rowland and Kudritskaya demonstrated their unique musical partnership impressively, and their well-balanced interplay was not only beautiful to listen to but also exciting to watch.” Concerto Net, Wiebke Kuester

“Strong feeling and total immersion; every note had meaning and direction.” Smålandsposten, Kjell Nilsson

“An outstanding recording with sublime playing” Platomania

“Daniel Rowland and his piano playing partner Natacha Kudritskaya stand together as a guarantee of quality”
“Rowland is also a true musical storyteller” Opus klassiek, Siebe Riedstra

Montenegrin Guitar Duo 

Goran Krivokapic and Danijel Cerović

"…fine transcriptions, brilliantly played. The faster movements are played with infectious rhythmic energy and joy. Ornaments sparkle like firecrackers, and some of the slower movements are simply ravishing…" Kenneth Keaton, American Record Guide

"The integration of the Montenegrins is so perfect you often have the feeling that just one performer is involved." David Denton, David’s Review Corner 

"The performance is flawless and accurate… This CD is then a must-have, and next volume is eagerly awaited." Pacal Proust, Guitare Classique

Parnassius Piano Duo 

Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

“Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi…play with such love, panache, and exact synchronisation” BBC Music Magazine

 “sparkling and sincere” International Record Review


Karina Lucas and Rory Russell

Mezzo Soprano and Guitar

Huw Wiggin and Oliver Wass

Saxophone and Harp

Rowland Bognadovic Duo 
Violin and Cello