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.

Karel Bredenhorst (cello) and Simon Callaghan (piano)

Having met in 2013, Karel Bredenhorst and Simon Callaghan, as Duo Verzaro, give frequent recitals on the continent and in the UK, and have released two CDs.

“primordial musicality and a flawless technique”

— Trouw (Netherlands), Frederike Berntsen

Saxophone and Piano

Described as “a sympathetic and imaginative partnership”, this duo brings together two great talents and can be heard on Orchid Classics disc ‘Reflections’.

“Marcello’s Concerto in D minor (originally for oboe) works splendidly, and Lenehan deftly conjures the crispness of a fortepiano in his accompaniment, while in Manuel de Falla’s ‘7 Canciones populates españolas’ Wiggin brings both silk and spice to his vibrant interpretation.”

— BBC Music Magazine, Kate Wakeling (reviewing ‘Reflections’ CD)

Saxophone and Harp

This talented young duo was formed in 2016 through a shared love of the repertoire for saxophone and harp, and is featured on Huw’s disc ‘Reflections’.

“I was particularly struck by the Debussy arrangements, ‘Arabesque No. 1’ and ‘The Girl with the Flaxen Hair’, where Wiggin is partnered by Oliver Wass’s harp. A seemingly unlikely combination that works real magic.”

— Planet Hugill, Robert Hugill (reviewing ‘Reflections’ CD)

Montenegrin Guitar Duo

Goran Krivokapić and Danijel Cerović

Goran Krivokapić & Danijel Cerović perform frequently at eminent venues worldwide, and have released two CDs for Naxos, heralded as “absolutely essential”.

“…precision of ensemble, the clarity of articulation, the rhythmic vitality and the exuberant ornamentation”
— Gramophone, William Yeoman

Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi

This thriving piano duo combines the talents of Simon Callaghan and Hiroaki Takenouchi, who perform a broad range of duo repertoire for two pianos or one.

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

— BBC Music Magazine, Geoff Brown

Violin and Cello

Daniel Rowland forms this exceptional duo with the superb Serbian-French cellist Maja Bogdanovic, described as “fiery, eloquent and fervent” by the Strad.

Violin and Piano

This partnership brings together two of the most exciting, adventurous and colourful artists performing today; they have released two CDs to great acclaim.

“Daniel Rowland and Natacha Kudritskaya prove to be the perfect partnership and give an exquisite performance.”

— BBC Music Magazine, Elinor Cooper

Rowland Mesirca Duo

Violin and Guitar

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

“Rowland and Mesirca supply sparkling, virtuosic performances … some of the finest chamber music on guitar you can expect to hear … the finest performances I’ve ever heard [of works by Paganini and Giuliani].”

— American Record Guide, Kenneth Keaton

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

 

Huw Wiggin and Oliver Wass

Saxophone and Harp

Rowland Bogdanovic Duo 
Violin and Cello