Eugenia Moliner, flute (from Spain) and Denis Azabagic, guitar (from Bosnia)—has become one of the most impressive combinations of its kind in the world.
Critics are raving: “Style, sympathy, and technical aplomb… it’s doubtful that the Cavatina’s sophisticated and artistic playing could be surpassed.” — Fanfare
Cavatina Duo* has captivated audiences with their electrifying performances across North America, Europe and Asia in such major venues and festivals as Ravinia (Chicago), Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), Aix-en-Provence Summer Festival (France), Eem & Veem Festival (Netherlands), International Guitar Festival of Frechen (Germany), Symphony Center Chicago, the National Concert Hall of Taipei (Taiwan), National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China, National Flute convention Gala Concert, USA, among many others.
The duo’s repertoire includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and contemporary periods. A high point of their concerts is music inspired by the folk traditions of their native lands of Spain and the Balkans.
The duo’s performances have been broadcast by radio and television stations in Europe and North America. They have been the subject of interviews in the international magazines such as Chamber Music America, TodoFlauta (Spain), FluteTalk (USA), Classical Guitar (UK), Guitarra Magazine (web), Soundboard (USA). They are the first guitar and flute duo to be featured on both the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine (UK) and the cover of FluteTalk (USA).
Composers from around the world have been inspired to compose and arrange new works for the duo: Sérgio Assad and Clarice Assad (Brazil); Carlos Rivera, Michael Karmon (USA); Alan Thomas (UK-USA), Erik Otte (the Netherlands); Alejandro Yagüe (Spain); Boris Gaquere (Belgium) and V. Ivanovic (Bosnia/Greece). The Duo received the Encore Prize in 2003 for their collaboration with Michael Karmon. In February 2010 Cavatina duo premiered the Concerto for Flute Guitar and Orchestra dedicated to them by US born composer Alan Thomas with Camerata Serbica in Belgrade.
They have recorded five CD’s for Spanish and North American labels: Opera Tres, Cedille, Bridge and Orobroy Records.
Eugenia Moliner has been acclaimed as a “brilliant young musician” by the British Flute Society magazine. She has performed with the principal and co-principal musicians of the Chicago Symphony and Rotterdam Philharmonic orchestras, and has been featured on radio and television programs in Spain, the Netherlands, Mexico, Taiwan and the USA. Her discography includes six CD’s.
Mrs. Moliner is an Artist- faculty Member at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Winner of no fewer than eleven international competitions, Denis Azabagic has been described as a “virtuoso with flawless technique” by Soundboard Magazine. He has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Chicago and Madrid Symphonies, among many others. His discography includes nine CDs, two DVDs and a manual entitled “On Competitions — Dealing with Performance Stress”. He is a member of the guitar faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts of Roosevelt University.
The duo’s blend of Spanish passion and Balkan sensibility make their concerts a unique experience.
* By arrangement with Lisa Sapinkopf Artists