A string duo playing original compositions that are vibrant, experimental, melodic and contemplative in quality.
String duo Balladeste explore the versatility of just two string instruments, leading a new genre of contemporary classical meets alt-folk. Drawing on influences as far ranging as Arvo Pärt, Purcell, Hildegard of Bingham, Philip Glass, as well as the Madras String quartet and Silk Road Ensemble. Yet the result is completely unique, described by Katie Derham of BBC Radio 3 In Tune as defying “easy definition…very very special indeed.”
This special evening will celebrate the launch of Balladeste’s new album Beyond Breath, described as “an extraordinary and beautiful listening experience” by Folk Radio UK, as well as performances from friends, and internationally renowned artists; vocalist and violinist Alice Zawadzki and oud-master Saied Silbak.