DUO IGNEA is an emerging flute piano duo formed by Rebecca Blau (Germany/Switzerland) and Zane Rubesa (Latvia/France).
Both musicians met in 2017 during their Erasmus exchange programs at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. After discovering their mutual passion for chamber music during their collaborations in various concerts and masterclasses, they decided to establish Duo Ignea, which has quickly grown into an internationally active ensemble around Europe.
Rebecca is a german flutist, who started her musical education at an early age. She visited the music school in Suhl and attended the special music class at the Goethe – Gymnasium/Rutheneum in Gera. She studied flute at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf in the class of Prof. Evelin Degen. In the year 2017/2018 she took part in the Erasmus student exchange program at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Bordeaux Aquitaine. In 2020 she will start her Master degree at the Hochschule Luzern in the class of Pirmin Grehl.
Rebecca has enriched her skills in masterclasses under guidance of Felix Renggli, Julien Beaudiment, Michael Faust and Carin Levine among others.
As a soloist Rebecca has performed with the Philharmonie Gera – Altenburg, the festival orchestra Höri and the Collegium Musicum Greiz. Rebecca is interested in contemporary music and is a member of various chamber music groups. She performed at different festivals including the Beijing Modern Music Festival in China and the Festival de La Habana de Música Contemporánea in Cuba.
Zane is a latvian pianist, who started to play piano at the age of seven in Jelgava Secondary Music school and continued her education in Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Arnis Zandmanis, where she pursued her Bachelor and Master degree in Piano Performance. Seeking further career advancement and international experience, in 2017/2018 she did an internship as a piano accompanist in Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
During her studies, Zane has been a participant of numerous masterclasses with great musicians such as D. Bashkirov, A. Kouyoumdjian, L. Zilberstein, D. Yoffe among others.
She has won numerous prizes as soloist and as chamber musician. With trio Metamorfoze (Latvia) she was awarded 3rd prize in International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Completion (Germany) and 1st prize in Svirel music competition and festival (Slovenia).
She has performed in several festivals, among them Mantova Music festival (Italy), Belgian Music days, Debussy festival (Belgium), Aurora Winter Festival (Sweden). Currently Zane is based in France as an accompanist and an active member of various chamber music projects across Europe.