In summer 2019, Dominika Maszczynska and Juliette Giovacchini formed Duo Reminiscence at the Royal College of Music out of a common passion for historical performance and chamber music-making. Having a fascination for the chamber music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, Dominika and Juliette have explored repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries for cello and fortepiano. Their latest performances have featured Beethoven’s cello sonatas in celebration of the composer’s anniversary in 2020.
Previously supported by the Charles Colt Scholarship, Dominika has been awarded with the Fellowship in Historical Keyboards at the RCM for 2020/2021. She has performed as both, a soloist and continuo player with RCM Baroque Orchestra, National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Zabrze Philharmonic and was a semifinalist of the prestigious Musica Antiqua Competition in Bruges in 2019.
Since graduating from the RCM with distinction in both historical and modern cello, Juliette has directed her career towards chamber music and orchestral performance. As a member of ensembles including the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester she has appeared in prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Musikverein Vienna, and Concertgebouw Amsterdam. In 2020, she performed the Brandenburg Concertos with the RCM Baroque Orchestra and appeared in chamber music performances at Buckingham Palace.
Johannes Brahms – Sonata for fortepiano and cello op. 38 in E-minor, I. Allegro non troppo (live performance)