Duo Stark - Biography

Duo Stark © Uwe Neumann

Duo Stark

Nurit Stark - violin

Cédric Pescia - piano

The Israeli violinist Nurit Stark studied at Juilliard School of Music, Hochschule für Musik Cologne and Universität der Künste Berlin. As a soloist she has appeared with numerous symphony orchestras such as the Munich Radio Orchestra under Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Cédric Pescia studied in Lausanne, Geneva and Berlin. In 2002 he won the „Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition“. Since then he has been invited to give concerts and recitals on the most important stages in Germany and abroad, among others at the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Carnegie Hall New York, Tonhalle Zurich and Wigmore Hall London, as well as at numerous festivals. His recordings including Bach’s Goldberg Variations, works by Schumann, Beethoven, François Couperin, Debussy and Messiaen, all published by Claves Records, received plenty of acclaim and appeal from the press.

The duo performs regularly thoughout Europe. The last performances brought the duo among others to Marseille, Heidelberg and the WestCork Festival.

The Duo Stark has already recorded two highly acclaimed CDs for Claves: The first one with works by Busoni and Enescu and a second one dedicated to Clara and Robert Schumann.