The TulipDuo was created in Amsterdam in September 2016.
Formed by two young Italian musicians, Eleonora De Poi (Violin & Viola) and Massimiliano Turchi (Piano), the duo has seen a wide escalation in the music scenery in The Netherlands, Italy, and China.
Trained by teachers such as Ilya Grubert, Maria Milstein and Frank van de Laar, they have started to win various prizes in International Chamber Music Competitions during the years of study in Amsterdam, such as the Fourth Prize at the OnStage International Competition, the Second Prize at the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, the Second Prize at the International Competition of Music “Città di Treviso” and the First Prize at the International Music Competition “Rizzardo Bino” of Brescia.
During the past years, they have performed many times in The Netherlands, Italy, and in London at the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall. This year they performed in Hangzhou and Shanghai and in Milan.
In the summer of 2017, the TulipDuo has been admitted to the Masterclass in Lausanne (Switzerland) with Pierre Amoyal and Pavel Gililov, as one of the ten violin & piano duos selected out of all over the world applicants. They also performed in the Chamber Music Hall of the Conservatory of Lausanne.
In 2018 they have been selected again as finalists of the eight Chamber Music groups selected to participate at the International Piano Chamber Music Festival & Competition of Birmingham.
In 2019 they have been also winners of the First Prize of the Competition “Giovanni Guglielmo” and performed a recital in Padova, and as well they won the Concert Prize at the “Coop Music Awards” of Cremona.
They have been working together with musicians like Peter Brunt, Kees Koelmans, Paul Scheepers, Pascal Nemirovski, David Kuyken, Salvatore Accardo, and Francesco de Angelis.
Eleonora plays an ancient Italian violin, labeled “Antonius Mariae Lanza fecit Brixiae 1673”.
The repertoire of the Duo is wide and comprehends many pieces from different eras of Classical Chamber Music.
They worked with many renowned chamber musicians and they are also enthusiastic and professional teachers, and their students won competitions in Asia and Australia.
– C. Schumann: Romance No. 1 Op. 22
– C. Schumann: Romance No. 2 Op. 22
– W.A. Mozart: Allegro con Spirito from Sonata KV 306
– F. Poulenc: Allegro con Fuoco from Sonata FP 119