Winners of the Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition’s Mixed Ensemble Prize in 2021, the Mikeleiz-Zucchi Duo’s repertoire spans everything from reimagined traditional works to modern repertoire and improvisation, all vividly rendered by the unique combination of saxophone and accordion. Made up of Canadian saxophonist David Zucchi and Spanish accordionist Iñigo Mikeleiz-Berrade, the duo was formed in the spirit of mutual curiosity and open-mindedness.
After their debut concert at the Vale de Cambra Classical Music Festival (Portugal) in 2019, the duo has performed across the UK and Europe, including appearances at the Wigmore Hall, Rosengart Museum (Lucerne), the Purley Classics series, and the Daylight Music series (Union Chapel, London). Upcoming engagements include a return to the Royal Overseas League and performances at St George’s Bristol, Lewes Music, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Individually, Iñigo and David have distinguished themselves as award-winning interpreters of classical, improvised, contemporary, and experimental music, and have performed at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. They are graduates of the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.