D u o D a b r i n g h a u s - B e r a k d a r

Helen Dabringhaus, Flute
Sebastian Berakdar, Piano

The flutist Helen Dabringhaus and the pianist Sebastian Berakdar met at Hanover University of Music, Theatre and Media and formed the Duo Dabringhaus-Berakdar in 2015. Since then they have performed regularly in Germany.

Their joint debut CD Rendezvous" was received enthusiastically by critics, "the interpretations, designed with coherent intelligence to the last nuance, are fascinating" (Fono Forum 03/2018). "Heart-warming cantilenas [...] as well as breakneck virtuosity and everything in between, from enchantingly haunting pianissimo to piercing exclamation" (Flöte aktuell 04/2018) led in March 2018 to the award with the "Klassik Heute Empfehlung" for "this understanding and loving, conclusive and closed »Rendezvous« which, after unique interested listening has by no means exhausted itself" (Klassik Heute 18.03.2018).
The rediscovery of forgotten works is a special endeavour of the two young musicians. It is therefore not surprising that their first recording of Carl Frühling's Fantasie op. 55 received special attention: "How well the musicians harmonize can be heard in the wide cantilenas of the flute and the romantically influenced coloring of the piano: They present this effective piece with ease and natural expression." (Audio 05/2018)
Another CD with first recordings is in preparation and will be released in 2020.


„Dynamically differentiated and rhythmically pointed, the duo gave the three different movements a lot of brilliance and they harmonized in impressive unity. (...) The interpreters developed the drama of the wonderfully carried melancholy in solemn dignity.”

(Lippische Landeszeitung)

Programm Proposals:

Our Neighbours:

J. W. Wilms (1772-1847)
Sonate op. 15,1

B. Martinů (1890-1959)
1. Sonata for flute and piano

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F. Martin (1890-1974)
Ballade pour flûte et piano

C. Frühling (1868-1937)
Fantasie op. 55 für Flöte und Klavier

F. Poulenc (1899-1963)
Sonate pour flûte et piano

Of Myths and Fairytales:

C. Debussy (1862-1918)

A. Roussel (1869-1937)
Joueurs de flute

C. Reinecke (1824-1910)
Sonate „Undine” für Flöte und Klavier op. 167

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P. Taffanel (1844-1908)
Fantaisie sur le Freischütz pour flûte et piano

C. Debussy (1862-1918)
Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune

A. Jolivet (1905-1974)
Chant de Linos pour flûte et piano

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