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"You hear two already accomplished artistic personalities, who not only master every technical challenge with ease but provide so much personality as I very rarely heard in the recent years."
- Rainer Aschemeier, The Listener
Louise Chisson and Tamara Atschba play together since 2008. Their collaboration aims to continue the long tradition of violin - piano duos as well as to make today's public rediscover a more rarely played repertory. They distinguish themselves with their performances of composers such as Beethoven, Brahms, Lutoslawski, Szymanowski, Shostakovich, Ravel, Debussy, ...
They have participated in numerous festivals and have been invited to perform recitals in France, Austria, Germany, USA, Mexico, Italy.
Their first CD, which was dedicated to Janacek, Prokofiev and Poulenc, was released in 2013. The album was praised by numerous critics, received 4 Diapasons and was listed, along with seven others recordings, as best classical music album of 2013 on the American website Artistxite. In 2014, they recorded another CD titled "1914", consisting of works by C. Koechlin and L. Vierne, which was rated ***** by BBC Music Magazine.
In 2015 the duo created the Scriabin project, a music & lights concert to be performed at the 27th festival l'Eté Musical en Bergerac.
In addition to playing together, Louise Chisson and Tamara Atschba collaborate as well in teaching and in supporting young artists. They co-founded the Esperus Art Fund in 2016, a french based international non-profit organisation whose ambition is to help struggling young talents to reach concert stages. This project led them to start the Esperus music academy as well, in collaboration with the renowned summer festival l'Eté Musical en Bergerac.
In 2019 they set up a concert with narrator about Johannes Brahms and Clara Schumann, for which they got the famous austrian actress Katharina Stemberger to work with them. They performed the Schumann/Brahms concert for instance at the Bank Austria Salon in Vienna and it was also the opening performance in january 2020, of their new concert cycle at the Ehrbar Hall, Musik durch die Jahreszeiten (Music through the seasons).
At the occasion of their IV. Music Academy in summer 2019, they welcomed the cellist Gary Hoffman as guest of honour and performed Beethoven, Debussy and Shostakovich together.
They signed during the spring 2020 a contract with label Hänssler Klassik with a new recording to be released in 2021.