"aeon" duo

essi kiiski violino / violin

eduardo andrade pianoforte

Aeon Duo nasce nel 2013 quando Essi Kiiski (Finlandia) ed Eduardo Andrade (Messico) incominciano a studiare al Royal College of Music (Londra). Il repertorio è estremamente variegato da quello tradizionale alla musica popolare e composizioni dello stesso Andrade. Il nome latino "Aeon" significa 'vita' o 'eternità': è stato scelto nell'idea che la musica sia una forma d'arte che corre lungo la storia dell'uomo in modo assolutamente unico e nella volontà di abbinare in ogni esecuzione "classici" e nuove opere. I due programmi del 2015 sono dedicati a Sibelius (per celebrarne i 150° anniversario della nascita) e alla musica messicana. Entrambi sono stati eseguiti a Londra, nel Festival Giovanile Aberdeen in Scozia, a Città del Messico e a Kotka in Finlandia.

Essi Kiiski, nata nel 1990 si è diplomata presso il Royal College of Music (Londra) e suona un violino Jaakko Mäkelä fornito dalla Finnish Cultural Foundation. Lavora come insegnante di violino e freelance performer. Incomincia a studiare all'età di sei anni, proseguendo con numerosi insegnanti, tra i quali E. Vilkki, S. Kuula, J. Kuusisto, S. Lannes-Tukiainen and S. Tukiainen. A Londra studia nella classe di J. Repko. Debutta a 13 anni con la Kymi Sinfonietta. Collabora con numerose orchestre finlandesi e inglesi.

Eduardo Andrade, nato nel 1993 è un compositore e pianista messicano. Studia composizione al Royal College con A. Kay e H. Davidson, specializzandosi in musica per lo schermo. Vince i premi "Parnassus", "John Nickson", "Claudio Herrera" (2010), "Ollin Yoliztli" (2006, 2008) e il "Yamaha Christmas Composition Contest" (2002). Incomincia a studiare musica a quattro anni nella Yamaha Academy of Music a Città del Messico. Prosegue poi nella Scuola Superiore, nell'Istituto Superiore di Veracruz e frequenta le masterclasses di G. Sannicandro e G. Steinschaden in Austria. Tra i suoi insegnanti di pianoforte M. Náder, F. Tchibirova, G. Parrondo, G. Rivero and K. Sturrock. Composizione con L. Coral, H. Hernandez-Medrano and E. Sciandrone. Eduardo Andrade ha suonato come solista con la Xalapa Symphony Orchestra e l'Orchestra Giovanile del Messico. Ha tenuto concerti nelle sale "Ollin Yolitzli" e "Silvestre Revueltas". I suoi lavori sono eseguiti in Messico, Regno Unito e Finlandia.
Aeon began in 2013 when Essi Kiiski (Finland) and Eduardo Andrade (Mexico) started studies at the Royal College of Music. The players share a passion for adventuring into different styles and their repertoire ranges from traditional classical works, folkloric music and pieces composed by Andrade. The Latin word Aeon was chosen by the duo because it means ‘life’ or ‘Eternity’. They believe that music is an art form that transcends time in a unique way. During the year 2015 Aeon performed with two programs: one dedicated to Finnish composer Jean Sibelius to celebrate his 150 commemoration year and another that introduces traditional Mexican music to highlight the UK-Mexico dual year 2015. The duo performed these programs in London, in the International Aberdeen Youth Festival in Scotland, in Mexico City and Kotka, Finland.

Essi Kiiski (1990*) is alumni from the Royal College of Music in London and plays with Jaakko Mäkelä’s award winning violin owned by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. Since her graduation from RCM Master’s Programme she has played in Southbank Sinfonia in London and currently plays in Kymi Sinfonietta in Finland. Essi started her violin studies in Kotka, Finland, at the age of six and has had lessons there with E. Vilkki, S. Kuula, J. Kuusisto, S. Lannes-Tukiainen and S. Tukiainen. In London she studied with professor J. Repko. Her solo debut was at the age of 13 with Kymi Sinfonietta as one of the selected performers for their Young Soloist Concert. Essi has played in various Finnish and British orchestras in venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Buckingham Palace. She has also given many solo recitals in Finland in Kotka and Hamina.

Eduardo Andrade (1993*) is a Mexican composer and Pianist, studies composition in London at the Royal College of Music with A. Kay and composition for screen with H. Davidson. He is holder of a Parnassus Award and a John Nickson Award. He won first place in the National Claudio Herrera Competition in 2010, the Ollin Yoliztli National Youth Piano Competition in 2006 and 2008, and the Yamaha Christmas Composition Contest in 2002. He started his musical studies at age four in Yamaha Academy of Music in Mexico City. He has also studied in Superior School of Music, Superior Institute of Music of Veracruz as well as abroad in Austrian Master Classes with G. Sannicandro and G. Steinschaden.  He has received piano lessons from M. Náder, F. Tchibirova, G. Parrondo, G. Rivero and K. Sturrock. Composition with L. Coral, H. Hernandez-Medrano and E. Sciandrone. Eduardo Andrade has been soloist with Xalapa Symphony Orchestra and State of Mexico Youth Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in Ollin Yoliztli and Silvestre Revueltas concert halls and given solo recitals in the Cycle of Young Artists of the National Institute of Fine Arts in MUNAL and Diego Rivera Museum. His music has been performed in Mexico, the United Kingdom and Finland.