Piano Cello Duo
Mital - Tolan
The Piano-Cello Duo unites Adam Mital with his wife, the pianist Olimpia Tolan.
For many years they have been working together and present a large repertory from baroque to contemporary music. The duo enjoys a rich concert activity and has performed at famous concert halls like Salle Gaveau Paris, the Tonhalle Zürich, the Burghof Lörrach and the Romanian Atheneum as well as at Festivals like the Lucerne Festival, the Menuhin Festival and the Sommets Musicaux Gstaad, the Festival du Jura and the Swiss World Exhibition ' 02. They collaborated and made live-recordings with the Bavarian Radio, the Radio Drs 2, Radio Espace 2 and the Czech Radio.
Next to the great sonata repertory the duo shows an affinity to the repertory of Central Eastern European composers
like Dvořàk, Martinů, Janàček, Bartók and Kodàly. In september 2011 appeared the first Cd "Central Europe - Works for cello and piano" with the Duo Mital-Tolan at the label Solo Musica München (Naxos).
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Biography Olimpia Tolan
Olimpia Tolan, born 1978 in Arad / Romania, started playing the piano at the age of six.
She studied in Romania, Hungary and at the Music-Academy Basel, where she finished in 2002.
She followed chamber music studies with Gérard Wyss and corepetition with Albert Guttman. She attended Master Classes with Sàndor Falvai in Hungary and France Clidat at Paris.
Olimpia Tolan is prize winner of several National Competitions like the National Romanian Competition and the National Franz Liszt Competition in Hungary.
In 2000 and 2002 won the Study Award of the “Kiefer-Hablitzel” Foundation and of the Swiss Musicians Association.
Concert activity in Switzerland, France, Germany, Hungary and Romania, among others as a soloist with different Romanian and Hungarian orchestras. Recitals at the Memory Houses Franz Liszt and Béla Bartók in Budapest for the Hungarian National Television as interpret of both composers.
As a duo partner she performed in Concert Halls like the Tonhalle Zürich, Salle Gaveau Paris and the Bohuslav Martinů Hall Prague and was invited to festivals like the Lucerne Festival, Spring Festival Sopron, Jura Festival, the Menuhin Festival and the "Sommets Musicaux" Gstaad. She also appeared at the "Concertino International" in Aschaffenburg and at the Swiss World Exhibition 2002. She recorded for the Bavarian Radio, Radio Espace 2, Radio Drs 2, the Czech Radio, the Hungarian National Television and various regional Romanian television channels.