Kirsti Apajalahti

Photos by Heidi Kouvo
Videos by David Collier

© 2018 by KIRSTI APAJALAHTI

DUO Kirsti & Eva

DUO Kirsti & Eva is an ensemble consisting of violinist Kirsti Apajalahti and double bass player Eva Euwe. Kirsti and Eva studied together at Utrecht Conservatory where they soon realized that they both shared passion for early music and historically informed performance practice as well as modern and contemporary music. Even while getting deeper and deeper into the enthralling world of early music Eva and Kirsti knew that they wanted to continue performing recently composed music using modern instruments and extended techniques.

The combination of violin and double bass is a duo capable of two extremes; the violin’s crystalline higher register, and the rich, deep lower register of the double bass.

Performing music composed for this combination allows Eva and Kirsti to fulfill another shared pursuit; playing rarely performed works. The repertoire of DUO Kirsti & Eva comprises of works composed in the baroque era, until music written in recent decades. This includes both original compositions and arrangements for double bass and violin.

Media

R. Gliere: Suite Op 39, 1st movement, transcription by Frank Proto