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Duo Cacio e Pepe
Concert Saturday at 20:00, Granhøj Dans
Duo Cacio e Pepe
Piano duo (DK/ES)
 
Manuel Esperilla and Kristoffer Hyldig started playing together in 2008 by giving their first concert at the Danish National Gallery of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps. Since then they have played concerts in Denmark and abroad and have worked with several ensembles and choirs, including Panum Choir and Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen.

They have also participated in Athelas New Music Festival and collaborated with conductor Pierre-André Valade and choreographer Jacob Schokking.

Their repertoire ranges from early classical music with works from the 20th century and newly written works, including Schubert, Brahms, Ravel, Stravinsky, Kurtag, Steve Reich and Karl Aage Rasmussen.

They have participated in international competitions and were most recently invited to participate in Le Concours International de Piano a 4 mains de Valberg.

Manuel Esperilla
Manuel Esperilla began his musical education in Spain with Esteban Sánchez and completed his master's degree in piano at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid at Guillermo González. He has also studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Music’s soloist class with José Ribera, where he debuted in May 2009. He has won numerous piano competitions, i.e. in 1998, Ciudad de Albacete - piano competition and in 1999 Rotaract club - piano competition in Palma de Mallorca. As a teacher, he has taught at various Spanish music academies, such as Conservatorio Hermanos Berzosa in Caceres and Conservatorio Victoria de los Ángeles in Madrid. In Denmark, he is now employed as an accompanist at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Manuel Esperilla's main interest is new music, therefore he frequently plays with modern ensembles, among others Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen.

Kristoffer Hyldig
Kristoffer Nyholm Hyldig debuted in 2010 from soloist class at The Royal Danish Academy of Music, where he studied with Tove Lønskov, Amalie Malling and Professor Niklas Sivelöv.
He is already very active at the Danish music scene and plays regularly in music societies and festivals, both as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. In addition, he has given concerts in Italy, Germany, Poland and Carnegie Hall, New York.
He has received several grants and awards, including Jacob Gade Scholarship, Léonie Sonning Music Foundation Scholarship and Music Critics artist price. In 2010 he was nominated for the Danish Radio P2 Critics Prize for the recording of Messiaen's work, 'Harawi'. He also cooperates with the film company Zentropa, where he is involved in film both according to audio and movies.

 
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