Ivory & Reed

Ivory & Reed

German pianist Camilla Köhnken from Bonn and Spanish saxophonist Pedro Pablo Cámara Toldos from Toledo got to know each other in 2012 being master students at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel, Switzerland.Both lovers of chamber music, they decided to work on the repertoire for this formation in a new way: despite being performed very often these pieces have rarely been played in a truly collaborative way. So they started out by working on the key pieces of the original repertoire but soon went further into playing adaptations of great composers like Bach, Schumann, Franck, and Bartók under the tutelage of Claudio Martínez Mehner, Ferenc Rados, and Sergio Azzolini.

They have played many recitals in Spain, Germany and Switzerland with differents programs, which were met with great interest and enthusiasm. They won several prestigious awards including the third prize of the “Orpheus Chamber Music Competition” in Switzerland, and the first prices in “Kiefer Hablitzel Stigtung Musikpreise 2014” in Bern and “Fondation Nicati” in Lausanne. Also individually they lead active careers as soloists, taking part in numerous festivals like the Verbier Academy and Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, the Darmstadt Ferienkurse, the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, the Encuentro y Academia de Música de Santander, the Impuls Academy Graz, or the Infektion! Festival Berlin. They played concerts in halls like Weill Hall/Carnegie Hall (New York), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Auditorio Nacional Madrid, KKL Luzern and Staatsoper Berlin. Pedro Pablo is BOG Prize 2015 (Basler Orchester Gesellschaft) of Hochschule für Musik of Basilea.