Friday Nights with Yury Revich

Duo Aliada has played in cooperation with the star-violinist Yury Revich, this time at his event in Semper Depot in Vienna, in the context of his Friday Nights concert series.

Laureate of the M-Prize Competition!

Duo Aliada is extremely happy to win 3rd Prize at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition 2018 in Ann Arbor, MI (USA). The competition is organised by the University of Michigan and is considered to be one of the most important chamber music events in the world with main prize reaching astonishing 100.000 $. Congratulations to all prize winners. It was a great time in Michigan!

"East West" premiere in Wiener Musikverein

On the 20th of April 2018 Duo Aliada played their second Wiener Musikverein concert, this time premiering a new concert program “EastWest”. Besides presenting works by Lutoslawski, Grieg, Stravinsky, Gershwin they premiered “Coffin ship” – a work written and dedicated to Duo Aliada by austrian-polish composer Tomasz Skweres. 


Radio Klassik Interview

Aliada was guest on Radio Klassik – one of the leading Austrian radio dedicated to classical music. During interview with Arabella Fenyves Aliada speaks about their new project “EastWest”, which will be premiered in Musikverein Wien on April 20th 2018. 

Archived recording of this interview is available here

Duo Aliada at the Alpenarte Festival

Aliada performed during three concerts at the Alpenarte Festival in Schwarzenberg, Austria. They shared the stage with festival’s “artist in residence”, violinist Yury Revich, as well as other outstanding musicians, such as violinist Sara Domjanic, cellist Jacob Shaw, pianist François-Xavier Poizat, pianist Levon Avagyan, violist Timothy Ridout among the others.

Concert on the roof of Vienna

Aliada played their “New Colours of the Past” program within “Kunst im Turm” concert series, organized by Vienna Insurance Group. The concert took place on 15th of March on the top floor of VIG’s building on the Ringturm in Vienna. The views were spectacular!

Aliada in Japan

On 18th and 19th of February 2017, Duo Aliada played two sold out concerts in Japan, in Katsushika Symphony Hills in Tokyo and Kawaguchiko Stellar Theater on famous Mount Fuji. They also presented their Edu Aliada show to very enthusiastic children in Tokyo.

Duo Aliada in Mexiko

Duo Aliada played for the first time in Mexiko on 21st of November 2016 at the Festival de Música de Morelia, one of the biggest classical music festivals in Mexiko. On the 22nd of November they played in Uruapan.

Aliada in Tonhalle Zürich

Yesterday evening, the Duo shared the stage of Tonhalle Zürich with some amazing musician: bass-baritone Ao Li, violinist Elea Nick and pianist Anna Tsybuleva. This concert, in cooperation with Musical Olympus Foundation was Duo’s debut in Tonhalle.

Concert in Acropolium de Carthage

Duo Aliada played sold-out concert in Acropolium de Carthage in Tunisia, making their debut on the African continent. The concert in this historic place happened because of the cooperation with Austrian Cultural Forum in Tunisia and Octobre musical de Carthage Festival.

North American Tour 2016

Duo Aliada is back from their maiden North-American tour. It was very challenging but rewarding experience. Concerts took place in Toronto (St. Andrews Church), Washington DC (Austrian Embassy) and New York (Carnegie Hall).

Now ready for next musical adventures. Direction Tunisia!



Carnegie Hall Debut

Duo Aliada had their Carnegie Hall debut on the 20th of October 2016 playing at the Musical Olympus Gala together with fantastic young artists such as Italian percussion star – Simone Rubino and American piano prodigy – Maxim Lando.


“It was truly wonderful experience to play for the first time in the legendary Carnegie Hall. I can say it was a dream which came true. Thank you very much Musical Olympus Foundation for inviting us!”
Bogdan Laketic


“I would like to thank Austrian Cultural Forum in New York for supporting this event and for hosting us in Manhattan for this few wonderful days. This concert at the Carnegie Hall is a wonderful ending to our first tour in America. We have played in Toronto and Washington, which was great but Carnegie Hall concert is one of these events we will remember forever”
Michal Knot


Debut in Kolarac, Belgrade

During Belgrade SAXperience 2016, Duo Aliada has made their debut in Serbia’s most renowned concert hall – Kolarac. The Duo also had a honour to share the stage with russian saxophone legend – Nikita Zimin.

Duo Aliada in Chile

Aliada had a very succesfull first visit to Chile. From 11th to 20th of August 2016 they played at the Chiloe Concertante Festival, Teatro Transoceanica in Santiago de Chile, and made their debut in Teatro Del Lago, Frutillar. They also presented their Edu Aliada project to the children in Frutillar and Ancud. Many thanks to the Austrian Embassy in Chile for supporting this tour!

Debut in Teatro Del Lago, Chile

Aliada made their debut in Teatro Del Lago in Frutillar, Chile on 14th of August 2016 in front of very enthusiastic chilean audience. The unique architecture of the venue, as well as its magical surroundings made this event a one of a kind experience for the Duo.

Playing in the European Parliament

As a representative of Austria, Aliada took part in European Arts Forum, held in Brussels on 26th of June 2016. The Forum was organized by the World Youth Alliance. Aliada made a short performance in the European Parliament, and Michal got to talk about topics related to human dignity.

Asian tour

Aliada has just completed their tour in Asia. The Duo has played in the Austrian residence in Kuala Lumpur, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore and Johor Bahru International Festival City, Malaysia. Here are some wonderful photo memories of this short but intense tour.

Russian debut in Hermitage Theatre

Aliada made their Russian debut on 1st of June in Hermitage Theatre in Saint Petersburg. Duo shared the stage of this wonderful venue with wonderful musicians such as guitarist Rovshan Mamedkuliev, and countertenor Timur Slanov. This was Duo’s first concert in cooperation with the Musical Olympus Foundation.

Poland tour came to an end

In cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw, Aliada has played five concerts in Poland (Nowy Sacz, Andrychow, Tarnow, Kielce and Warsaw). They also gave a masterclass to young and talented polish saxophonists and accordionists.

Aliada selected to the NASOM

Aliada was recently selected to the NASOM, a sponsorship platform of Austrian government.

The New Austrian Sound of Music – in short NASOM – is a long-term sponsorship program by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), promoting young Austrian musicians for the fifth time in the two-year period 2016/2017.




The aim of NASOM is to offer support for international performances of promising young talents with the help of a global network of embassies, cultural forums and consulates.A further objective of NASOM is to draw more attention to the fact that Austrian music creation – beyond the traditional – is as vibrant, modern and culturally diverse as ever.The young artists accepted for this program were selected in cooperation with the organization mica – music information center austria and local music universities.Here once again, young emerging musicians from the genres classical, jazz, world, contemporary and pop music were chosen to participate in this sponsorship program.

Press release

Four concerts in Taiwan

Duo’s Taiwan tour finished after four concerts in European School in Taipei, Nantou Hall, Hsinchu Hall and Zhongli Hall. It was a wonderful cooperation with the Opus Music Arts concert agency. Many thanks to Stephanie, Maria and Maurice! You are such a great team together!

Two premiers during Vienna Saxfest 2016

On 15th of March, Aliada premiered two pieces written for them by great composers Frank Zabel („Verwerfungen“, for alto saxophone and accordion), and italian born Irene Malizia („misterHyde“, for alto saxophone and accordion). The pieces were performed in the hall of Alte Schmiede Kunstverein in the context of Vienna Saxfest 2016.

Aliada in Wiener Rathaus

On 3rd of December, Aliada played Vivaldi’s Concerto „La Notte“ and Bartok’s „Romanian Folk Dances“ in Wiener Rathaus. Such an inspiring place for a concert!

Wiener Musikverein debut

Duo Aliada had their CD release concert in Wiener Musikverein, Gläserner Saal on the 19th of November 2016 within the concert cycle “Young musicians”, presenting the pieces from their maiden concert program “New Colours of the Past”. 

Works by: Händel, Vivaldi, Grieg, Berg, Kaiser, Penderecki, Bartok, De Falla, Piazzolla  

ORF Ö1 Intrada Radio Interview

Portrait of Austrian musicians

Duo Aliada was enjoing their first ORF Ö1 Interview with Alexandra Faber. They spoke about their debut CD “New Colours of the Past”, “New Austrian Sound Of Music” artistic program, and their CD release concert in Musikverein Wien on 19th of November. They will be also extremely happy to present their program in ORF Radiokulturhaus in the beginning of 2017. 

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Recording session "New colours of the past"

Aliada has just finished recording material for their debut album “New colours of the past”, which will be released later this year with ARS Produktion. Recording session took place in Wuppertal (Germany). News about CD release coming soon!

Grand Prix at the 12. Fidelio Wettbewerb in Vienna

Duo Aliada is extremely happy to win 3rd Prize at the M-Prize Chamber Music Competition 2018 in Ann Arbor, MI (USA). The competition is organised by the University of Michigan and is considered to be one of the most important chamber music events in the world with main prize reaching astonishing 100.000 $. Congratulations to all prize winners. It was a great time in Michigan!