Duo Mader/Papandreopoulos, formed by classical saxophonist Andreas Mader and pianist Christos Papandreopoulos was recently described as “a top-duo that works out contemporary compositions in an atmospheric and interpretive way to the smallest nuances.” (Leeuwarder Courant/Dagblad van het Noorden). Following the release of their debut album Lilith & Lulu in Februrary 2019, the Duo received rave reviews not only from the Dutch but also Austrian and Luxembourgian press, as well as the Bavarian Radio (BR-Klassik). In 2018 Duo M/P was pronounced one of the winners of the Dutch Classical Talent Tour 2019/20. Andreas and Christos distinguish themselves as performers by presenting concept programs and concerts with strong a narrative element.
In spring 2019 Duo M/P presented their CD in concerts that took place in Amsterdam, the Hague (NL), Kitzbühel and Innsbruck (AUT). With a completely different program, premiering their own transcriptions, Andreas and Christos will participate in the Oranjewoud and Wonderfeel Festivals in the summer of 2019. In March and April 2020 the Duo will perform in twelve important venues throughout the Netherlands as part of the Dutch Classical Talent Tour 2019/20 (Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, TivoliVredenburg, Willem Twee Concertzaal Den Bosch, among others). Contributing to the saxophone/piano repertoire, the Duo will make their second commission to a young composer.
In the past, the Duo has participated in festivals such as Grachtenfestival (NL), Festival Klangbasel (CH), 1st Birmingham Piano Chamber Music Festival (UK), Festival Jong Talent Schiermonnikoog 2018 (NL), among others. Duo M/P is among the prize-winners at the 1st Birmingham International Piano Chamber Music Festival and won also the “Oorkaanprijs 2018” for their project Lilith & Lulu. Andreas and Christos have received lessons and mentorship from Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Cologne and Arno Bornkamp in Amsterdam.