Duo Grazioso

The Duo Grazioso was founded by Daniela Gebauer (violin) and Katharina Rahn (piano) in Leipzig in 2009. The duo has played very successfully in Germany since it was founded. TV recordings were made in several German broadcasters. In addition to Saint-Saen’s Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61/3, performances such as Daniel Belinfante’s Violin Concerto are also on the agenda.

The violin duo has also existed since 2009 and was founded by the former Gewandhaus concert master Eberhard Palm and Daniela Gebauer. The duo performed very successfully in many large and small churches as well as castles and concert halls.

The piano quartet Musica est vita has only existed since 2018 and has played very successfully for the first time in the Katharinenkirche in Stendal with works by Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. Since then Prof. Ulrich Urban from Leipzig has taken over the piano part. The concert on May 13, 2018 in the Katharinenkirche Stendal has now been presented as a DVD and Blueray as a benefit concert and is available at the Stendal Open Canal for € 10 / € 13. The concert was broadcast on January 1st, 2019 by the station of the same name in Stendal and the surrounding area. Concerts in Germany are planned for 2021 and 2022.

Violin: Daniela Gebauer, learned to play the violin at the Schönebeck Music School and the Magdeburg Conservatory and studied violin play with Prof. Andreas Lehmann until 2006. She then studied with Prof. Werner Scholz in Berlin until 2010 and completed her artistic diploma in London at Trinity College in 2008. In 2009 she founded two duos that were already well-known and successfully performed in Germany: the violin duo „Con dolcezza“ (with Eberhard Palm until 2017). Furthermore the “Duo Grazioso” with Christoph Neuhaus and Ulrich Urban (piano). Contents include extensive sonata programs and virtuoso pieces from Wieniawski to Massenet, from Bach and Biber to Prokofiev. The repertoire includes 111 works for violin and piano, violin and orchestra and chamber music. As a soloist she worked with the HLM-Orchester e.V. and played several violin concertos by Mozart and Vivaldi. In 2018 she founded the piano quartet „Musica est vita“ with friends from the orchestra and the pianist Ulrich Urban. In 2010 the CD „Träumereien“ was created. There are radio and television recordings at MDR, DCF and in the open channel.

Piano: Ulrich Urban, born in Frankfurt / Oder, studied piano with Günther Kootz at the University of Music in Leipzig and then conducting with Rolf Reuter. From 1991 he was professor of a major piano class. He was a soloist with numerous top orchestras, including abroad, and has recorded more than twenty piano concertos with German radio orchestras, in addition to classical concerts with Dvorak, Pfitzner, Reger and Strauss – the most difficult of the genre, as well as other works from the 20th century. His CD recordings, in recent years with Thorofon, CPO, Ambitus and VMS, encompass all styles since Bach, but focus on works from the late Romantic period. Concert tours and occasional master classes have taken him repeatedly to most European countries and to South America, Japan, South Africa, China and the USA.