AKMI Duo - Valentine Michaud et Akvilé Sileikaïté
L’AKMI Duo gleefully reaps what is sowed in the enormous field of music, whether in the modern and contemporary repertoire or in other realms. Their performance is jovial and bubbly, combining the lyrical flamboyance of Latino accents in a translated original piece with a virtuoso’s staggered arpeggio on a whim.
Valentine Michaud was awarded the prix d'encouragement by the Pour-cent culturel Migros.
About AKMI Duo - Valentine Michaud et Akvilé Sileikaïté
Valentine Michaud and
Akvilé Sileikaité first crossed paths in Zurich in 2015; and with that, the
AKMI duo was born. The young saxophonist and bubbly pianist met at the Zurich
University of the Arts, where they were both studying towards the Master with a
Specialization in Solo Performance, Valentine as a soloist, Akvilé as an
accompanist. Valentine and Akmilé are truly passionate about modern and
contemporary music, performing with undisguised joy. They have built up a
repertoire that is wide and varied, encompassing everything from sonatas to
tango, by composers from countries as diverse as Lithuania and the USA. In
2016, AKMI Duo was awarded first prize in the prestigious Orpheus Swiss Music