Accordion duo´s colours and sonorities are so rich and interesting that allow accordionists to make possible this program choice so eclectic and attractive. It will be with any doubt appreciated by all music lovers. I want to encourage Ivana and Miran to continue diffusing our beloved instrument with their so fine musical feeling. All the best in the future for Acco Duo.
Angel Luis Castaño, Spain
(Laureate of international competitions, Concert a ccordionist and Professor at the CSMA in Zaragoza, Spain)
Their diverse programme shows virtuosity, their ability to perform in various ways and persuasive art of portraying musical characters and contents. In original compositions, the duo has shown extraordinary interpretation personality and talent. I am sincerely pleased for this accordion duo and Croatia for developing a serious relationship with our instrument (concert accordion) and also for the diverse repertory of both classical and popular music, with Ivana Levak and Miran Vaupotić as their promoters. I wish them a lot of new achievements in their future creative work.
V.V. Besfamilnov, Ukraine
(National artist of Ukraine, Professor NMAU Kiev, laureate of international competitions, concert artist)
The performance of Acco Duo characterizes beauty of the sound, warm tone colors, deep understanding for the musical content and style as well as splendid felling for performing as ensemble. Acco Duo is highly professional musical ensemble – no doubt you will enjoy their performance!
Tania Lukic-Marx, Australia
(laureate if international competitions, accordion professor and tutor, president of Australian Accordion Teachers Association, Sydney)
Croatia is more than adequately represented by the beautiful form of duo Acco. This young couple’s mutual cooperation is the first and foremost quality of this duo. They play together as one, with all the richness, carefulness and musical intelligence of arrangements adapted for this form. A wonderful display of music, a characteristic sound and flawless technique…And even away from Croatia, music, and especially accordion, is revered. May this young duo have a long and happy existence; both sentimental and musical... Could one be so beautiful without the other?
Frédéric Deschamps, France
(concert artist, laureate of international competitions, professor at the Conservatoire de Paris, president of Confédération Mondiale de l'Accordéon – CMA World Accordionists Confederation)
Congratulations to the Acco Duo. Your new recording, Romance, is a strong statement towards musical cohesion and artistic dedication. You have chosen a clever repertoire which lends itself to your duo quite beautifully. Who would have imagined a few short years ago that pieces by Albinoni and Vivaldi could be so successfully paired with Piazzolla and Schnittke?!? Your arrangements are very well balanced and your performances are executed with fine precision. Onward with your Romantic journey!
Peter A. Soave, USA
(Concert artist, laureate of international competitions, Guest Faculty Member of the Conservatoire National de Marseille in France and Adjunct Associate Professor of Bandoneón and Bayan at Detroit's Wayne State University)