Their special fondness for the intimate and charming sound created by blending flute & guitar gave
Andreas Evers and Stephan Schäfer the impulse to found the
DUO BOZZA in 1991. The
inspiration for the name is the French composer Eugène Bozza (1905-1991).
Since its debut in the Barcelona Liceo, the Duo has delighted audiences in more than 500 concerts
throughout Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Spain, Sweden, Denmark,
Norway, Canada and the USA. Today the ensemble is regarded as one of the most successful of its kind in
At the invitation of embassies and Goethe Institutes - and under the aegis of the "International
Artists Alliance" and the "Schubert Society of Britain" - the
DUO BOZZA has appeared in
major centres including Paris, London, New York, Washington, Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Stockholm,
Copenhagen and Genoa.
Several recordings - CD, Radio, and TV -
document the high technical and musical standards of the Duo. The musical press acclaims the Duo as
having "outrageous dynamics but also a multifaceted aesthetic in service of the music," the "highest
degree of interpretive and creative power" and "perfect musical dialogue."
Its repertoire has grown into a diverse corpus which includes, among others, numerous original
compositions of the early 19th century, historically established
transcriptions, and its own transcriptions (e.g.
Schubert) which have received high praise.
In the 20th century the fascinating possibilities of the unique blend of
flute and guitar again inspired many well-known contemporary composers to write for this
The DUO BOZZA has
commissioned and premiered works by Harald Genzmer, Tilo Medek, Fritz Chr. Gerhard, Stefan Thomas,
Matthias Drude, Herbert Baumann, David Loeb (New York), Coco Nelegatti (Argentina), Miquel Roger
(Barcelona), Walter Kiesbauer (Vienna), Istvan Horvath-Thomas (Hungary) and George Dreyfus (Australia).