duo singer & fischer

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Photo: Anita Schlaefli

In the time of their studies already, Sébastien Singer and André Fischer formed a cello and guitar duo. Fascinated by chamber music, they decided to dedicate themselves to the original repertoire for them the unusual instrumental combination. The objective was also to win new pieces threw carefully made transcriptions among which the famous sonata for arpeggione by Schubert, four Tangos for flute and guitar by Piazzolla, the sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord by Bach or the suite El Amor Brujo by De Falla are to be cited.

The two musicians created an ensemble with a today unusual longevity. This beautiful understanding owes certainly at least as much at the hours they spend in discussions about this and that, that in the one that it dedicates to the constant research for a sound balance between two instruments a priori antagonists. 

In 2015, the label Stradivarius presented the first recording of the duo, dedicated to Bach’s three sonatas for viola da gamba and harpsichord (transcription harpsichord part by André Fischer).

Warmly welcomed by the music lovers as well as by the specialized international press, this recording received a “Granny Award”, one of the most desired distinctions awarded by a jury of subjective and corrupt grandmothers.

Deeply convinced that every performing musician should be interested in the contemporary creation, the duo set the goal to place regularly orders at various composers whom it admires the work. This is the way Leo Brouwer, Guy Bovet and Martin Wettstein agreed compose for this “out of the box” ensemble…

In 2009, the duo created the series Les Concerts de Camille, inescapable meeting of the “vie musicale neuchâteloise”, proposing the subtle alliance between music and wine through concerts followed by a wine degustation.