Maïwenn Ekoué - Harp & Willy Ekoué - Soprano Saxophone and flute
Sonates en Duo evokes the charm of France with its combination of velvety soprano saxophone and the sweetness of the plucked harp.
The listener is carried away on a journey back in time with the music of the Kings of France, Baroque pieces from the Versailles Château and Romantic music from Paris, the city of love, our repertoire extends from the 19th century up to the impressionists, best represented by the master composer, Monsieur Claude-Achille Debussy, who was inspired by poets such as Verlaine or Mallarmé, as well as painters like Monet or Renoir.
We play for weddings & Family Events, Social Events, Corporates Events, Romantic Dates and live music of course!!
Invite Music at your home!
Imagine a private concert just for you and your better half or with your guests.
A perfect moment to accompagne your fabulous dinner party. There is nothing more romantic than a warm duo in your cocooning home.
Close your eyes for a moment and invite to take part of the life in the Kingdom of France. King Louis XIV loved music. He always demanded it during meals and receptions.
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My name is Maïwenn and I come from France. I was born in Paris where I grew up. I started to learn the music at the age of 7 years old. I obtained a gold medal for harp and a degree in music studies at the Conservatory.
In 2005 I received my first prize for harp and I became the first harpist in the Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestra of the Paris Conservatory. I regurlarly give many concerts with my different bands. I've been teaching harp at different levels for many years. I've been working with a lot event planning agencies specialized in weddings in France for an international clientele.
In 2006, I met Willy Ekoué who will become my husband and with whom I form a classical duo. I am very pleased to propose my duet 'Sonates en Duo' an unusual alliance between a soprano saxophone and a harp. We record our first album under the name of Sonates en Duo. We tour France for 2 years, giving a series of concerts, mostly in chapels and cathedrals.
I am Willy. I was born in Paris. I play the soprano and tenor saxophone, the alto flute and the bass.
I obtained a first soloist price for saxophone and a first price of arrangement.
I am the saxophonist in differents groups with whom I've played in France, Europe and all over the world (Colombia, Spain, Guinea, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Belgium, Portugal...)
I am very proud to play in duo with my wife for many years.
In 2008, we signed a contract with the prestigious brand of crystal Swarovski, in France, giving concerts for the launch of their new collection to their exclusive clients. It was an amazing experience.
I've been teaching saxophone for several years.