An ARDENT, award-winning Duo

Kymia Kermani (clarinet) and Alba Gentili-Tedeschi (piano) met in Berlin in 2012. Sharing a passion for high-quality collaborations and innovative programming, the two award-winning artists have since released two albums to critical acclaim from both press and audiences.
Their first CD, Ode to Rhapsody, which was released by the Leipzig label GENUIN in November 2018, presents four world premiere recordings with works by George Gershwin, Lucien Excoffier, Irlando Danieli and Siegfried Borris. Immediately after its release, the album was selected for the CD of the week by kulturradio rbb and the following was reported:
“It takes courage to gather so many unknown pieces on a debut CD. But the result speaks for itself: with great virtuosity and dedication, Duo Kermani-Gentili shows what gems you can come across if you approach them with open ears.”
The latest album Invocation, which was released by Salto Records in September 2022, presents works by European female composers from the Romantic period to the present day. The music magazine RONDO, among others, wrote about this:
“The Dutch and the Italian have put together a varied program – and thus given a voice to many female composers who to this day remain in the shadow of their male colleagues.” – Guido FischerThe duo played various world premieres, including “distanz & nähe” by Susanne Stelzenbach, which the composer dedicated to the duo, “Ode agli abitatori di un albero abbattuto” by the Italian composer Irelando Danieli, “Wintry Peacock” for cello, clarinet and piano by the Swedish composer Staffan Forser and the German premiere of the rhapsody “ASUKA” for clarinet and piano by the French Roger Boutry. The composers Barbara Heller and Damian Scholl have also dedicated works to Duo Kermani-Gentili.Kymia Kermani and Alba Gentili-Tedeschi are not only active in the field of chamber music, but also as soloists. The two musicians have already performed with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra and have been heard at the Staatsoper and the Komische Oper Berlin, among others.Since its inception, Duo Kermani-Gentili has performed regularly throughout Europe, including the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Norway, Austria and Germany, most recently two successful record release concerts in the Konzerthaus Berlin and in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg.