About us

DUO IGNEA is an emerging flute piano duo formed by Rebecca Blau (Germany/Switzerland) and Zane Rubesa (Latvia/France).

Duo Ignea is a chamber music duo of flutist Rebecca Blau (Germany / Switzerland) and pianist Zane Rubesa (Latvia / France). Both musicians met in 2017 during their Erasmus exchange programs at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel. After sharing their passion for chamber music during collaborations in various concerts and masterclasses thy discovered their shared passion for chamber music and decided to form the Duo Ignea, which has quickly developed into an internationally active ensemble. Since then they have had successful concert tours in Belgium, Germany, France and Latvia. In 2022, Duo Ignea was a guest at the Klara Festival in Brussels and produced “Retelling Undine”, a musical audio book. The repertoire performed by Duo Ignea reaches different styles and epoques – from baroque to contemporary music, from traditional chamber music compositions for flute and piano to less known pieces.

Rebecca Blau

The flutist Rebecca Blau (Germany / Switzerland) is a member of various chamber music formations and is particularly interested in contemporary music. She has played as a member of various ensembles at the Beijing Modern Music Festival in China, Lucerne Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival and the Festival de La Habana de Música Contemporánea in Cuba.

In 2021 Rebecca played with the Ulysses Ensemble organized by Ulysses Network and IRCAM Paris together with conductors Pierre Bleuse, Jean-Philippe Wurtz and Beat Furrer at Manifeste Paris, Fondation Royaumont and Mixtur Festival Barcelona. Furthermore, in the 21/22 season she will be a member of the International Ensemble Modern Academy, with whom she will play concerts at Manifeste Paris, Lucerne Festival, Time of Music Finland, Gaudeamus Muziekweek Utrecht and the 180° Festival Sofia, among others.

Rebecca Blau received her first flute lessons at the music school in Suhl. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf. In 2017/2018 she studied with an Erasmus grant at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel and at the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur Bordeaux Aquitaine. In early 2022 she completed her Masters in Performance Classics with a focus on Interpretation in Contemporary Music at the Hochschule Luzern with Pirmin Grehl.

Rebecca is also interested in politics and socio-cultural issues in society. In order to be able to move things as a musician, she founded the “Musicians for Solidarity” project together with other musicians in 2020, which addresses taboo topics & empowerment and provides critical impulses within the music scene.

Zane Rubesa

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.