Kurt Bjorling – Clarinet
Annette Bjorling – Harp
Offers a Unique Sound & Instrumentation,
an Exciting & Poetic, Timeless & Modern Repertoire…
… including traditional ethnic music, classical music, original compositions and jazz.
Their intimate acoustic sound spans a wide expressive range,
inviting the listener to pause and enjoy music of quiet intensity and ecstatic energy in an otherwise loud and hurried world.
Annette & Kurt interpret, arrange and improvise pieces based on traditional folk and ethnic music, such as East-European klezmer, Turkish, Greek and Romanian dances, Jewish cantorial solos…
The classical repertoire of Duo Controverso ranges from renaissance and baroque-era masters (Bach, Gibbons, Handel, Lasso, Vivaldi…) classical and romantic favorites (Chopin, Mendelssohn, Spohr…) to French impressionists (Fauré, Debussy, Saint-Saëns…) and contemporary composers.
Annette & Kurt play well-known standards as well as obscure but quite beautiful jazz and pop melodies.
Duo Controverso performs for various occasions: entertaining and educational concerts, creating festive ambiance and lively dance music.
For upcoming public performances please visit our Performance Calendar