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Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu


Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu

Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu

Program proposal


PROKOFIEV Sonata for 2 violins, op. 56

SPOHR Duo n °1, op. 9

BARTOK Excerpt from 44 duos

VIOTTI Duo n°1, op. 29

Excerpts from operas The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro
Turkish Sonata, KV anh 152/153

VIVALDI Sonata, RV 70

LECLAIR Sonata n°2

YSAYE  Sonata for 2 violins, posthumous op.

HAYDN Duos for 2 violins


SCHNITTKE Prelude in memoriam Shostakowitch

BERIOT Duo concertant, op. 57 n ° 3



BACH Partita extract




La République du Centre, Juin 2019

Les deux violonistes de style de niveau international ont interprété avec brio et musicalité un répertoire d'oeuvres de style baroque, classique et contemporain parfaitement adapté à l'acoustique du lieu.


44 Duos

44 Duos

Deborah & Sarah Nemtanu violins

Decca, 2015

The Nemtanus know no fear. Sister love? It starts here.” Norman Lebrecht

Romanian-born sisters Sarah and Deborah Nemtanu form a violin-playing dynasty: Sarah has been leader of the Orchestre National de France since 2001 and Deborah leads the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. Both began violin studies with their father Vladimir who led the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine.
The Nemtanu Sisters’ Romanian blood makes them the perfect, idiomatic interpreters of Bartok’s 44 Duos: all the songs and dances are based on folk music from many Eastern Europe countries. The harmonic and rhythmic freedom demanded by the music is second nature to them, as demonstrated in the notable track: [38] Forgatós: ‘Romanian Whirling Song’.


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