Swiss Ambassador’s Award 2019 Concert Tour with AKMI Duo

Tuesday, 15.10.2019 – Thursday, 17.10.2019

Concert; Public event

the two musicians sitting on a piano
AKMI Duo: Valentine Michaud and Akvilé Sileikaité © Timofey Matveev

This year’s Award goes to the Switzerland-based AKMI Duo, with French saxophonist Valentine Michaud and Lithuanian pianist Akvilé Sileikaité. They met while studying for their Masters at Zurich University of the Arts, where their friendship and passion for modern and contemporary music inspired them to form the AKMI Duo.


Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

William Albright (1944-1998) 
Sonata for Saxophone and Piano

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) 
Sonata Op. 11, No. 4

Kevin Juillerat (b. 1987) 
L'Etang du Patriarche
In memoriam Mikhail Bulgakov written for AKMI Duo

François Borne (1840-1920) 
Fantaisie brillante on themes from Bizet’s Carmen

Dates and venues:

15 October 2019 Wigmore Hall, London
16 October 2019 Carole Nash Hall, The Stoller Hall, Manchester
17 October 2019 Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff 

Location: London, Manchester, Cardiff