“A huge talent that deserves massive recognition.
It's a pleasure to listen to them!"
"They are both sympathetic and talented musicians who respond intelligently and with great enthusiasm to the demands of whatever music they play. They are both excellent performers"
Founding Member of the AMADEUS Quartet
Two unique and exceptional instruments to discover
An ebony and silver transverse flute for Marie-Laure and a 7-string cedar guitar for Benoît, which provide a particularly fine balance of sound and an infinite range of colours. With these instruments made especially for them by renowned luthiers, the Sostenuto Duo has found its identity.
Luminous playing for two kindred spirits
Evocations of finesse, rigour and precision, energy and passion, total symbiosis in the eyes that meet and the songs that answer each other. With just a few strings and the voice of a flute, the Duo Sostenuto offers its audience the strength, colour and evocative power of a symphony orchestra.
An original repertoire
Under the direction of Benoît Roulland, the works are reborn in a new form, adapted to the duo's universe and physiognomy, so that audiences can savour in a new light masterpieces that they have rarely, if ever, had the opportunity to hear in concert in their original version.
"This Duo Sostenuto is simply magnificent, an island of beauty in the ocean of the world."
"Sound powder, barbarian nostalgia, passion, talent, a marvel!"
"Thank you for all the happiness you bring us. You transport us to a world of dreams. Bravo and good continuation."
Régulièrement invité dans les Festivals , le Duo Sostenuto est plébiscité par la presse.
"The Duo Sostenuto thrilled its audience"
The Journal of Saône-et-Loire
"The public moved to tears..."
"Divine, beyond all... an immense emotion..."
The small newspaper
"A pure delight... an exceptional talent..."
The Republic of the Pyrenees
"The Duo Sostenuto has reached the heights..."
"A pure delight... A magical moment..."
"A simply incredible fusional dynamic..."
"Two artists who enchant us.
A captivating duo..."
"An artistic force mixed with fervor and ardor..."
The Midi Dispatch
Music for all
Free of any logistic constraint, the Duo Sostenuto, performs in the usual concert halls as well as in more intimate or unusual places.
This allows them to reach all audiences, including those in rural areas, where music is generally more difficult to access.
Moreover, the programs of the Duo Sostenuto are always articulated around a theme: they tell a story, that of a period, a current or a musical form.
Each work is preceded by a presentation, intended to prepare the listener to embark on this musical journey.
The Duo Sostenuto arouses the enthusiasm of all audiences: experienced musicians, passionate listeners or those who are not initiated to classical music, all are transported by their exceptional talent.
Motivated by a desire to share and the ambition to create links between all, the Duo Sostenuto likes to transmit its passion for music to young listeners.
Several awareness-raising actions can thus be set up prior to a performance.
From educational concerts to interventions in schools and conservatories, the Duo Sostenuto has many resources to stimulate the curiosity of young audiences.