Song Of The Forests
Olga Dubowskaja and Olesya Salvytska, who are from Belarus and Ukraine respectively, have been giving concerts since 2005 as DUO IMTAKT. They favour two formation types which are seldom heard in Germany: mandolin & piano and domra & piano. The two musicians possess a remarkable sense of expression and they devote huge commitment to all of their performances. The artists are very careful with their choice of compositions; they have a penchant for music from the rich repertoire of their homelands. The two friends often choose to arrange some of the works, including famous classical pieces. They are careful to ensure that the instruments’ tonal characteristics reflect the mood of the chosen music. Usually, the repertoire requires no adaptation, since there is a wealth of Mediterranean and Slavic music available for this formation.