Cello and accordion - a surprising combination of instruments. Strings and buttons seem to be made for each other, as if each had been yearning for the other. Without changing a single note of the original music scores, Ana Topalovic and Nikola Djoric bring to life virtuosic and feels personal visions of known classical and modern pieces.
Duo ARCORD performed in Musikverein Vienna, Gasteig Munich, at Salzburger Festspiele, Austrian Broadcasting Company, as well as at numerous national and international festivals in Germany, Italy, England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia and China amongst others.
Their debut CD “Inspired by Songs & Dances” was received with great critical acclaim: Radio Klassik (“CD of the day”), Wiener Zeitung, Kurier, Klassik Heute, Online Merker and was presented in Konzerthaus Vienna. They performed pieces by Beethoven, Purcell, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Bartok, evoking new sound dimensions with their unusual combination of instruments.
"...both performers, or rather their instruments blend together and complement each other in a most excellent way, they meet in an intimate embrace. Wonderful!"
- klassik heute
With their unique formation, Duo ARCORD is a welcome guest in diverse concert cycles ranging from early music to new formats. More than a dosen newly composed works have been dedicated to Duo ARCORD, by renowned composers like Johanna Doderer and Gabriele Proy.
In addition to their own solo performances Ana Topalovic and Nikola Djoric also play side by side in Duo ARCORD as soloists. Double concertos for cello, accordion and orchestra were written by composers such as Gabriele Proy and Armin Sanayei and will be performed during the next concert season.
Further highlights of the current and upcoming seasons are tours through Germany, Russia and China, concerts in Musikverein Vienna, concerts promoted by “Jeunesse Austria”, as well as the CD release and presentation (Capriccio Label) of the portrait album "Johanna Doderer - Mein Leben ist die Musik".