Duo Sila is an ensemble with a penchant for making connections – between people, cultures, genres, and perspectives. The combination of flute and percussion pushes the boundaries of old and new, blending the influences that have shaped the journey of classical music. Recently, Duo Sila released their inaugural album, Traditions Reimagined, which explores the infusion of international music traditions within 20th century works by Debussy, Harrison, Piazzolla, and Farr, and has been featured on Maryland’s Classical Music Station, WBJC-FM. Since forming in 2019, Duo Sila has performed concerts throughout the Baltimore area, including Union Square Chamber Music Society, An Die Musik, the Peabody at the Library Series, Willow Valley’s Spring Run Recital Series, and the Terrain Series at Four Hour Day Lutherie. Throughout the pandemic, the duo has continued to record, collaborate virtually, and perform online concerts. Currently, the duo is creating a virtual performance for Willow Valley, and this summer, they will perform an accessible and virtual family concert through Peabody Conservatory’s Accessible Concert Hall Project. The duo has established themselves as a dynamic and ambitious chamber music ensemble, creating unique arrangements and performing thoughtful interpretations of the innovative repertoire that bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary. Duo Sila is based in Baltimore, MD and is comprised of flutist Amanda Dame, who studied at Peabody Conservatory and Oberlin Conservatory, and percussionist Christina Manceor, who studied at Peabody Conservatory and the University of Michigan.
Duo Sila’s website – https://duosila.com
Amanda Dame’s website – https://amandadameflute.com
Christina Manceor’s website – http://www.christinamanceor.com
You can find the duet’s performance here.