The Cavatina Duo, consisting of Eugenia Moliner, flute (from Spain) and Denis Azabagic, guitar (from Bosnia) has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind. After wining the “Young Musicians of the Doelen” competition in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 1996, their powerful and versatile performances have captivated audiences in many festivals of chamber music across Europe and USA, Aix en Provence summer festival (France), Eem & Veem festival in Groningen (Netherlands), International Guitar Festival in Frechen (Germany), Dame Myra Hess Series (USA), and The Link (Netherlands), National concert Hall in Taipei (Taiwan).
Cavatina's original programs and exquisite musicianship are now making the way through music halls in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. Thrilled audiences simply wish their prompt return after hearing this “extraordinary duo.”
Critics are raving:
“This is not the sort of playing that comes from discussion and careful score markings. These two feel the music deeply and are of one mind as they play” (American Record Guide). “Outstanding communicative abilities” (Classical Guitar Magazine).
Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed as a brilliant young musician by the British Flute Society magazine. She performs with pianist Rob Broek and with other chamber groups, The New Opus Trio and Cavatina Duo. Eugenia's discography includes one CD's for the Spanish Label Opera Tres and two for the label Orobroy.
Denis Azabagic is considered to be among the elite guitarists of the world. He is recognized for his marvelous tone and technical virtuosity. Denis has played with orchestras in Europe and in USA. He is a usual guest in concert series and venues such as Masters of guitar at the Concertgebouw, Holland, Radio France, etc. Winner of ten of the most prestigious international competitions, he has a discography which includes 6 CD's, a video recording (Opera Tres, Printemps de la Guitarre, Naxos, Mel Bay) and a manual entitled “On Competitions-Dealing with Performance Stress” published by Mel Bay. He is a member of the guitar faculty at Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Their commitment to increase the original repertoire for this combination has already inspired composers from around the world to dedicate new works to the duo:
Carlos Rivera (USA) : La Maja y el Hechicero
Alejandro Yagüe (Spain) : Viaggio
Erik Otte(Netherlands): Sonata for flute and guitar
Michael Karmon (USA) : Roominating (commissioned by Cavatina Duo)
Sérgio Assad (Brazil) : arranged a number of Piazzolla pieces for the Cavatina Duo
The duo's performances have been broadcast by radio and television stations in Europe and North America.
Their mixture of Spanish passion and Balkan sensibility make Cavatina Duo concerts a unique experience