Duo Asteria was founded in February 2015, almost by chance, by the desire of two young musicians Corinna Hentschel and Giulio Poggia to make as much chamber music as possible. From the outset there was an obvious mutual musical and personal empathy between both musicians.
They created and played demanding recital programmes in many different venues, such as the Wigmore Hall as part of Trinity Laban chamber music project, St Martin-In-The-Fields, The Polish Hearth Club, St George’s church Beckenham, St James’s Piccadilly, ORNC Chapel Greenwich, The Pound Arts Club and many other venues.
Giulio and Corinna are very fortunate to have Derek Aviss OBE and Ofer Falk as their mentors and to have had the opportunity and experience to working with Tasmin Little OBE in a performance masterclass. They are being coached by Richard Ireland under the ChamberStudio Study Programme scheme in regular public master classes at King’s Place. Recently they were selected by the music organisation Talent Unlimited.
As well as performing in St George’s Festival for Beckenham 2016, other engagements for 2016 included a performance at St Martin in the Fields, where they appeared in the 2015/16 Lunchtime Recital Series.
The duo is in demand to perform regularly around the UK and Germany.