The [uʌn] duo is a young and ambitious saxophone duo founded in 2021. Nuno Silva (Portugal) and Hannah Koob (Germany) both moved to the Netherlands during the last years because of their passion for music and to actively participate in the colourful and vibrant Dutch classical music scene.
Recently, they decided to join forces for one of the most beautiful areas of their profession: chamber music. Their diverse musical and cultural backgrounds offer a limitless spectrum of possibilities and ideas.
Known for their strong stage presence and enthusiasm, they seek to take their listeners to different parts of the world; from an intimacy that the saxophone duo inherently offers, to timbres that will remind the listener to that of an orchestra.
So far, the two saxophonists have been active mainly in the Netherlands. Now, they are aiming for concerts abroad, starting in both their home countries.
After all, their desire is simple but important: coming together to make great music.
Meet the ensemble:
Portuguese saxophonist Nuno Silva completed his Master of Music degree at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts (NL), and his Music Teaching degree at the University in Aveiro (PT). Passionate about performing arts and chamber music.
Nuno Silva has developed many different interdisciplinary and intercultural projects in collaboration with other artists.
He currently teaches as a private instructor in his own saxophone studio, developing both musical as well as pedagogical activities between Portugal and the Netherlands.
Nuno Silva is supported by Henri-Selmer Paris.
German Saxophonist Hannah Koob was described as a musician with "a warm and singing sound even in the extreme registers, the ability to create long vocal passages, a flexible tone-colour and, a very accomplished technique".
In 2016, she moved to Tilburg, Netherlands, where she is studying at the Academy for Music and Performing Arts with Andreas van Zoelen.
For Hannah, one of the most important responsibilities for the future of the classical saxophone is playing new music. There are so many unexplored avenues for the instrument which is why she specialized in modern repertoire.
Hannah Koob was featured on national radio in the Netherlands and her past concerts have included performances at the World Saxophone congress in Zagreb, Croatia and the Schostakowitsch Tage in Gohrisch.