Ensembles

Duo Specchio

DUO SPECCHIO (Eva Maria Hux och Tove Törngren Brun) has been around since 2020, when the two of us, who have played together in various contexts over the years, formed a cello duo. There is fantastic, expressive and virtuosic repertoire for two cellos, where we get to move in the very highest and lowest registers, and everything in between.

Duo Specchio with an exciting new programme for 2022/23:

POSTCARDS FROM EUROPE

Two cellists share their memories

When choosing music for this our new programme, we were nostalgic and wanted to include parts of our life stories. So music from Norway, where Tove lived for a few years, and Switzerland, Eva Maria's home country, were obvious choices. We have a wonderful, contemporary Norwegian piece, languorous French tones, Hungarian late romanticism, a theme with variations on Swiss melody and a few other little surprises. A programme that we love to play, and that we hope and believe will please many.

For upcoming concerts se here.

Eva Maria Hux (cello), performs as soloist and chamber musician in Sweden and abroad. She was educated at the music colleges in Winterthur (Switzerland), Würzburg (Germany) and Stockholm. Master courses for Truls Mörk, Anner Bylsma and Marcio Carneiro provided important musical impulses. Eva Maria has had long-term contracts with the Swedish Royal Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is regularly hired as a substitute cellist by symphony orchestras. She is also a highly sought after interpreter of music for cello and organ and has been dedicated several newly written works. Eva Maria has recorded Emil Sjögren's cello sonata, Gregory Lloyd's "Lamentation at Sunrise" and Ernest Bloch's "From Jewish Life" for Swedish Radio P2 Live. She has performed with such diverse musicians and artists as Bengt Forsberg, Bo Söderström, Josh Groban, Staffan Scheja, Carola and Bruno Ganz. Besides music, she loves to read and write fiction. Her short story "Mord nach Noten" was published in 2011 in the anthology "Zürich, Ausfahrt Mord" (Gmeiner). In 2015, her crime novel "Im Labyrinth des Poeten" (Latos) followed and finally, in November 2018, the new novel "Die Hand der Mirjam" (Latos).

Tove Törngren Brun (cello) is a cellist who is passionate about chamber music and likes to move in different genres and in combination with other art expressions. She was educated at the music colleges in Stockholm, Perugia (Italy) and finally Oslo. She has been taught by, among others, Ola Karlsson, Aage Kvalbein, Costatino Mastroprimiano, Håvard Gimse and the Medici Quartet. Tove has played project-wise with the Trondheimsolistene, Den norske Opera, Kringkastningsorkesteret, Gävle symfoniorkester och Västerås sinfonietta, to name a few. She has also played in several musicals in Oslo, as well as a soloist in Strindberg's "Den store landevegen" in Oslo's New Theatre. In pop context she has played with artists and groups such as Weeping Willows, Loreen, Say Lou Lou and Darin. Tove is a member of the Christian Wallumröd Ensemble, touring the world with newly written and to some extent improvised music. In 2014, they won the Spellemann Prize, and at the turn of this year a new record is released. Since autumn 2018, Tove plays a solo cellist in "Såsom i himmelen" at the Oscar Theatre. Alongside music, she loves flowers and has attended several florist courses.



Two cellists

Duo Avalon

Eva Maria Hux (cello) and Magnus Sköld (piano) perform together as Duo Avalon since 2003. With a lot of love for detail and chamber musical enthusiasm, they acquire the established repertoire of cello and piano, but also exhibit lesser-known works and their own arrangements. The romantic music, Scandinavian compositions and now also music by female composers are always included in their concert programs.

Concert offer for 2022:

MELLAN DAG OCH NATT

Chamber music for cello and piano

Duo Avalon plays an atmospheric and virtuoso program with music by Lili Boulanger, Ludwig van Beethoven and Rebecca Clarke.

For upcoming concerts se here.

Eva Maria Hux (cello) performs as soloist and chamber musician in Sweden and abroad. She was educated at the music colleges in Winterthur (Switzerland), Würzburg (Germany) and Stockholm. Master courses for Truls Mörk, Anner Bylsma and Marcio Carneiro provided important musical impulses. Eva Maria has had long-term contracts with the Swedish Royal Opera and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and is regularly hired as a substitute cellist by symphony orchestras. She is also a highly sought after interpreter of music for cello and organ and has been dedicated several newly written works. Eva Maria has recorded Emil Sjögren's cello sonata, Gregory Lloyd's "Lamentation at Sunrise" and Ernest Bloch's "From Jewish Life" for Swedish Radio P2 Live. She has performed with such diverse musicians and artists as Bengt Forsberg, Bo Söderström, Josh Groban, Staffan Scheja, Carola and Bruno Ganz. Besides music, she loves to read and write fiction. Her short story "Mord nach Noten" was published in 2011 in the anthology "Zürich, Ausfahrt Mord" (Gmeiner). In 2015, her crime novel "Im Labyrinth des Poeten" (Latos) followed and finally, in November 2018, the new novel "Die Hand der Mirjam" (Latos).

Magnus Sköld (piano) ) was born in Stockholm. After studying piano and organ at the Sköndal Institute and the Royal College of Music for Ester Bodin-Karpe and Staffan Scheja, further studies for Liisa Pohjola at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki followed. Magnus is active as a piano and organ soloist, accompanist, chamber and orchestral musician. He has participated in festivals in Sweden, all over Europe as well as in the USA and Japan. As a piano soloist, he has performed piano concerts by, among others, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov and Bartók.
In addition to his collaboration in Duo Avalon, he and his wife, Niina Uggeldahl, run Enskede piano days and since 1999 he forms Duo Sköld/Thorell with saxophonist Johannes Thorell. The duo has won the Wolfgang Jacobi competition in Munich and made recordings for SR P2, Bavarian radio and Southwest German radio as well as the record company dB Productions.



Cello and piano

Duo Arlecchino

Harpist Margareta Nilsson and cellist Eva Maria Hux perform since 2007 under the name of Duo Arlecchino and have enchanted thousands of listeners with evocative and virtuoso programs. They offer unusual sounds with their instruments and have been invited to Östergötlands musikdagar and Musik på Slott och Herresäten as well as been hired by Indiska, Hallwyl Palace, Pontus Frithiof, Morgan Stanley and the Mediterranean Museum in Stockholm. Duo Arlecchino's repertoire suits both concert evenings and corporate parties, fashion shows, embassy receptions and other festive events.

Duo Arlecchino interprets everything from baroque and impressionism to minimalism, Argentine tango to Irish folk music, Latvian melancholy to virtuoso Italian opera arias.

Concert offer for 2022:

Angels & Demons

Bach meets Piazzolla

Duo Arlecchino is back with a program where baroque elegance meets the passion of Astor Piazzolla's tango nuevo.
For upcoming concerts see here.

Eva Maria Hux (cello), born in Frauenfeld, lives and works as freelance musician in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied at the Colleges of Music in Winterthur, Würzburg and Stockholm. A substantial scholarship from her home canton Thurgau financed part of her musical studies. Master classes with Norwegian cellist Truls Mork, Anner Bylsma and Raphaele Altwegg gave further artistic impulses. Eva Maria is a member of Duo Arlecchino (cello & harp), Duo Samarkand and Duo Avalon (cello & piano). She appears as soloist and chamber musician mostly in Sweden and Switzerland. 2008 - 2011 Eva Maria was appointed cultural officer at the Embassy of Switzerland in Stockholm. She also writes crime fiction. Her debut novel "Im Labyrinth des Poeten" was published in January 2015 by Latos Verlag and in 2018 her second novel "Die Hand der Mirjam" followed.

Margareta Nilsson (harp), born in Stockholm, works as freelance musician. At age 12, she began her musical studies with her mother Kristina Olsson, a former harpist at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. After studies at the Academy of Music in Stockholm for Christine Muhlbach Margareta was awarded the Academy of Music's scholarship which was used for further studies in London for Marisa Robles. Margaret works as freelance harpist in various orchestras in Sweden as well as being an active chamber musician with Trio Corona, Trio Arabesque - and Duo Arlecchino. She has been a soloist in among others Mozart's concerto for flute and harp, Ginastera's harpkonsert and Debussy's "Deux Dances" and participated in festivals both in Sweden and abroad.


Cello and harp