DUO Kirsti & Eva is an ensemble consisting of violinist Kirsti Apajalahti and myself. Kirsti and I studied together at Utrecht Conservatory where we soon realized that they both shared passion for early music and historically informed performance practice as well as modern and contemporary music.
The combination of violin and double bass is a duo capable of two extremes; the violin’s crystalline higher register, and the rich, deep lower register of the double bass.
Performing music composed for this combination allows us to fulfill another shared pursuit: performing recently composed music using modern instruments and extended techniques.
The repertoire of DUO Kirsti & Eva comprises of works composed in the baroque era, until music written in recent decades. This includes both original compositions and arrangements for double bass and violin.