Credits: Dominique Nicole Daßler
Duo AUSMA was established in 2018 at Hanns Eisler Music Academy, where Vizma Zvaigzne (mezzo-soprano) and Theduardo Prasetyo (guitar) met during a chamber music course. They first performed the song cycle Cinco canciones negras by Xavier Montsalvatge (arranged by Theduardo Prasetyo), enjoyed working together a lot and are performing as a regular duo. Their mentor is Prof. Eugenia Kanthou (Hanns Eisler Music Academy). Since 2019 Vizma and Theduardo are YENUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now Berlin e.V scholarship holders.
In their repertoire is the the song cycle by M. de Falla - Siete canciones populares españolas, Cinco canciones negras by Xavier Montsalvatge, Canciones españolas antiguas by F. Garcia Lorca, Fünf Spanische Lieder by E. Granados, various songs by F. Schubert, J. Brahms etc. The latest program the duo is working on are Renaissance Art Songs from Spain, England, Italy, France and Germany.