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Divided in II

Divided in II is a concert split into two parts, featuring both a premiere, freshly established ensembles and improvisation.

Andrej Grilc

The first part features compositions for solo cello written in the 21st century and is characterised by a polyphonic confrontation between different instrumental, and gestural styles. Inspired by Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XIV, the programme includes other pieces that introduce to the audience a new understanding of virtuosity and the role of a cello and performer nowadays.

The second part features the premiere of Piano Quintet No. 1, composed by Urban Megušar, followed by a performance of a newly formed improvisation ensemble, presenting compositions based on causality, experimental techniques, unusual sounds and meta counterpoint.


  • Luciano Berio (1925–2003): Sequenza XIV (2002)
  • Iason Maroulis (1999–): Divided in Two (2020)
  • Alastair White (1988–): WORK (2022)


  • Urban Megušar: Piano Quintet No. 1 (2023)
  • U. Megušar: if - then, feat. Ensemble VeleUM


  • Urban Megušar (cello, voicee)

UM Piano Quintet

  • Jennifer Gersten and Valerie Gahl (violin)
  • Joshua Kail (viola)
  • Urban Megušar (cello)
  • Revaz Abramia (piano)

Ensemble VeleUM

  • Urban Megušar (cello)
  • Laura Madaliso Beer Kumwenda (viola)
  • Jennifer Gersten (violin)
  • Jonathan Sandqvist (bassoon)
  • Espen Aas (clarinet)
  • Paul Prassel and Marco Slaviero (guitar)
  • Maren Sofie Nyland Johansen and Noel Rubli (accordion)
  • Jonas Evenstad (percussion)
  • Ferdinand Schwarz (trumpet)

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Published: Mar 14, 2023 — Last updated: Mar 21, 2023