• Formation

    The Duo Jeux d'Anches was formed in October 2009 in San Sebastián (Spain) between Marko Sevarlic and Nikola Kerkez, both accordionist. The formation was named after a musical term which in translation means 'reeds play'. A very well-known composition by Magnus Lindberg bears the same title. This musical term was also used by composer Cesar Frank to describe how the sound is created on reed instruments. The trajectory of Duo Jeux d’Anches also matches with their academic formation at the Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco (Musikene), Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, where they worked with professors Inaki Alberdi, Stefan Hussong, Krassimir Sterev and Hae-Sun Kang.


    The original idea of the formation was to fathom the possibilities of this not so traditional duo. It was their wish to expand the accordion duo and to show the whole range of possibilities available for this formation. So far, the duo has appeared in concert halls such as Kursal in San Sebastián, Teatro Monumental in Madrid, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Frits Philips in Eindhoven, Auditorio de Fundación Juan & March in Madrid, Gasteig in München, Alix Goolden Performance Hall in Victoria BC and 100th anniversary Hall in Tokyo.


    Duo Jeux d'Anches was awarded in competitons including 'Higini Anglès' Chamber Music Competition in Reus (Spain), Klingenthal International Accordion Competition (Germany), PIF Castelfidardo (Italy), Instrumental Sant Anastasi Competition in Lleida (Spain), 'Concurso Permanente de Jóvenes Intérpretes' de Juventudes Musicales de España + EMCY Prize (Spain), Chamber Music Competition 'Teodoro Ballo' in Zaragoza (Spain), Competition 'Pedro Bote' in Villafranca de los Barros (Spain), Fnapec Music competition in Paris (France), Concurso de Música de Cámara Ecoparque de Trasmiera (CMCET) in Arnuero (Spain), Coupe Mondiale in Victoria (Canada), El Primer Palau in Barcelona (Spain).