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Founded in 2011, Duo Nuage is an internationally acclaimed Cello and Piano Duo. Based in Berlin, Germany, American born cellist Lillia Keyes and pianist Andrea Marie Baiocchi have performed in a wide range of concerts including in the Lunchkonzert series at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. In March 2012, Duo Nuage successfully completed its first American tour, performing in various concert settings in Chicago and New York. The Duo regularly performs in Schloß Neugattersleben and their 2014 season included performances in the Funkhaus Nalepastraße and the Magdeburger Schleusenkonzert series.

Lillia Keyes recently completed her Master's at the Universität der Künste Berlin. She performs regularly with The Deutsches Sinfoine-Orchester Berlin and the Staatskapelle Berlin, enjoys teaching privately and working on her numerous chamber music projects.

In addition to her concert schedule, Andrea Marie Baiocchi coaches singers and teaches Alexander Technique at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler Berlin, where she was previously the assistant of Thomas Quasthoff from 2005-2011. 



Lillia Keyes, cello
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Lillia Keyes, born in Poughkeepsie, NY, began playing cello at the age of six and soon after embarked on her cello studies with Nanette Koch. At age sixteen, she had her solo debut with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic as the winner of Virtuoso-in-Progress competition.

A graduate of The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division, under the tutelage of Ardyth Alton and Fred Sherry, her cello studies continued at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Stephen Geber. After graduating from with a Bachelors of Music in Cello Performance. Directly after her studies she was accepted into the Orchestral Academy of the Berlin Staatskapelle under the direction of Daniel Barenboim.

Lillia Keyes has attended numerous music festivals in the United States and Europe such as The Aspen Music Festival, The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, The Zermatt Festival, The Encore School for Strings and The Casals Festival. As a chamber musician she has taken part in many Masterclasses by renowned ensembles such as The Scharoun Ensemble, The Artemis String Quartet, The Tackas Quartet, The Tokyo String Quartet, The Miró String Quartet and The Cavani String Quartet. Solo Masterclasses byWolfgang Boettcher, Elena Cheah, Gloria dePasquale, Gary Hoffman, Markus Nyikos, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt and René Schiffer have inspired the development of her character as Cello Soloist. Since 2011, Lillia has performed with Pianist, Andrea Marie Baiocchi. The Duo performs regularly as Duo Nuage (www.Duo-Nuage.com).


Andrea Marie Baiocchi, piano
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American pianist Andrea Marie Baiocchi has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe.  A Fellow at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, First Prize winner of the 'National Career Award' by the National Society of Arts and Letters, and finalist in the Lili and Nadia Boulanger International Song Competition, Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelors Degree and Performer Diploma from Bloomington's Indiana University, as well as a Performer's Certificate - the school's highest musical honor.    

Ms. Baiocchi’s recent concert appearances include Carnegie Hall's Weill and Zankel Halls, the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonie, the Musikinstrumentmuseum Berlin, Gasteig Munich, the Mozarteum Salzburg, the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C., the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, and the Canadian Opera Company's Four Seasons Center for the Performing Arts in Toronto. Festival appearances include Britten-Pears Aldeburgh, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Schleswig-Holstein, the Steans Institute at Ravinia, the Franz-Schubert-Institut at Baden-bei-Wien, and the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France.
   
Ms. Baiocchi’s principal mentors have been Eric Schneider, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Evelyne Brancart.  She has also studied lieder with Leonard Hokanson and participated in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, Robert Tear, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Matthias Goerne, Helmut Deutsch, Rudolf Jansen, and Elly Ameling.

Working as Thomas Quasthoff's assistant from 2005-2011, Andrea Marie Baiocchi is currently an associate lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, where she coaches singers and teaches Alexander Technique. Andrea also performs regularly with close friend Lillia Keyes, cello, as Duo Nuage. (
www.Duo-Nuage.com)

Originally from the Chicago area, Andrea is a certified Alexander Technique teacher and member of the ATVD Germany.
www.alexandertechnique.berlin